Two Special Events with Venerable Thubten Semkye
We are grateful to have the opportunity to host the Venerable Thubten Semkye for two days of precious Dharma teachings. Venerable Semkye is a nun at Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastery founded by the Venerable Thubten Chodron. You can learn more about Venerable Semkye on their website – Venerable Thubten Semkye.
Thursday, July 13th at 7:00 pm – World Peace: From the Inside Out: Nowadays many countries in the world including the U.S. struggle to keep peace within their diverse societies. The media keeps showing more “bad news” that seems to fuel our fear, outrage, and even hopelessness. But is the situation really that hopeless? Or can these difficult times be used as an invitation to bring our practice off the cushion and into the world as the Buddha taught. Join Thubten Semkye as she shares some of the Buddha’s wise words to help us avoid falling prey to these destructive mental states and instead to nourish our minds of cool, clear wisdom and to empower our hearts with hope and joy.
This is public talk offered by donation. Location: Calaway Room, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third Street, Carbondale, CO 81623.
Saturday, July 15th – Road Map to Awakening: The 6 Paramitas, Day-Long Retreat: Through cultivating wisdom, compassion and skill, the bodhisattva path brings us into alignment with our deepest wish to be part of something bigger than ourselves. Being of greatest benefit is a natural outpouring of this process of thought transformation and growth. Thubten Semkye guides us into a deeper look at this map to awakening that will lead us to the fulfillment of that aspiration.
This is a full day retreat, from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. Register below. Suggested donation for the retreat is $50, of course you can offer any amount. You can make a secure online donation below using a credit card or donate at the retreat. However, we do need you to register as space is limited. Location: Callaway Room, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third Street, Carbondale, CO 81623.
Questions – Call or email Shannon – (970) 510-0583, firstname.lastname@example.org