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Venerable Thubten Semkye Returns!

We are grateful to have the opportunity to host the Venerable Thubten Semkye once again. 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, September 27th. 7:00 pm

Monastic Life in America: Slide Show and Stories

Join Thubten Semkye for a night of exploring what monastic life is like in modern times. Venerable Semkye will offer a slide show and stories of life at Sravasti Abbey. Local Stacy Stein will also add her perspective about her time at the Abbey as well. All are welcome to this public event!

Meet in the Round Room

No registration necessary.

This event offered freely by Donation.


Friday, September 28th. 7:00 pm

Vajrasattva Purification Sadhana Practice

“If you want others to love you, you must first love others. If you benefit others, naturally they will benefit you. The cause and effect of karma is as simple as this. The Vajrasattva purification practice, which is more powerful than negative karma, can prevent you from experiencing the problems that negative karma would otherwise bring you. Thus, the practice of purification is one of the most important solutions to our problems and is extremely necessary, even for people who believe that we have only one life.” Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Vajrasattva meditation is aimed at purifying ourselves of karma. Karma refers either to the uncontrollably recurring mental urges that bring us to act, speak, or think in a specific manner, or to the impulses with which those so-called “karmic actions” are carried out. Come join in this opportunity to engage in this traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice.


Meet in the Dharma Center (Suite #36)

No registration necessary.

This event offered freely by Donation.


Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th. 9 am – 5 pm

Weekend Concentration Retreat

Join Thubten Semkye as she continues to teach the 6 perfections. “The Six Perfections of generosity, ethical discipline, patience, enthusiastic effort, concentration, and wisdom are practiced by Bodhisattvas who have the supreme intention of attaining enlightenment for the sake of others. These six are perfections because they give rise to complete enlightenment. The practice of them also ensures the attainment of an excellent body and mind in the future and even more favorable conditions for effective practice than those we enjoy at present.” Geshe Sonam Rinchen


During this visit, Venerable Semkye will teach on the perfection of concentration. For details and to register please visit the Weekend Concentration Retreat page.

Meet in the Dharma Center (Suite #36)

Registration is required and space is limited to 40 people.   REGISTER HERE!

This event offered freely by Donation.


Thursday, September 27th – Tuesday, October 3rd

Private Sessions with Venerable Semkye

Venerable Semkye has a unique perspective as a Buddhist nun living in an American monastic community where daily meditation practice is the keystone. Venerable will offer 20-minute one-on-one sessions for practitioners who have specific questions about Dharma practice or study. There will be no sessions during the weekend retreat.

Registration Necessary: 

  • Contact Aaron at aaron@wocompassion.org or (970) 340 – 8151

Offered freely by Donation.



Any questions please contact Aaron at aaron@wocompassion.org or (970) 340 – 8151