The Art of Transforming Suffering – Weekend Retreat
Problems and difficulties are an inescapable part of life. Everyone has them. But they don’t have to get us down. We can learn how to manage them, and even transform them into the spiritual path—causes of peace, happiness, and spiritual growth. In this retreat we will explore some methods from the Buddhist tradition for working with problems, learning how to avoid being overwhelmed by them, and even how they can become beneficial for ourselves and others.
We are delighted to welcome Ven. Sangye Khadro for her first visit to Sravasti Abbey. She and our abbess, Ven. Thubten Chodron, have been friends since their earliest monastic days, and she brings a wealth of Dharma experience and warmth to her teachings.
California-born, Ven. Sangye Khadro ordained as a Buddhist nun at Kopan Monastery in 1974, and took the full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988. She has studied Buddhism with many great masters including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, and Khensur Jampa Tegchok. She began teaching in 1979 and was a resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for 11 years. She has authored several books, including the best-selling, How to Meditate, now in its 17th printing.
A dana offering and registration form are requested to reserve your place for the retreat.
Arrive by 3:00 pm on Friday. Program ends after lunch on Sunday.
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