The Autumn Retreat finds a new home in Ventura, California!
The Natural Freedom of Mind
Awakening the Wisdom & Compassion of our True Nature
Led by the Tibetan Buddhist master Sogyal Rinpoche, one of the most revered masters of our time, this retreat is a rare opportunity to step out of the busyness of daily life and enter into an environment dedicated towards getting to know our own mind and awakening the wisdom and compassion of our true nature.
Sogyal Rinpoche will offer teachings on the Buddhist wisdom of understanding the mind and meditation, in the spirit of Dzogchen—the highest wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Alongside the teachings, there will be instructions on meditation, and time for practice and reflection guided by senior students. This will be held in an atmosphere of stillness and silence, which offers a profound space for the wisdom of the teachings to enter our hearts, and for our own insights to blossom.
Many say that receiving teachings in an environment of retreat can bring about a profound transformation in our being and open the possibility of looking at ourselves, our lives and the world around us with a fresh perspective.
When we leave our mind in its true nature, we discover a natural inherent freedom of mind that has always been untouched by stress, confusion and turbulent emotions. As our mind and heart open, our inherent wisdom and compassion begin to radiate out in everything we do and touch everyone we encounter. By integrating the wisdom of these teachings fully into our daily life, we become truly alive—confident, open and at ease in any situation.
The Natural Freedom of Mind
An Evening with Sogyal Rinpoche
San Francisco, CA - December 9th
December 9th, 7:00pm
At the Herbst Theater
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
All are welcome, regardless of ability to pay. Please email email@example.com if you would like to reserve a seat at a different amount than the suggested donation. You can also call (415) 636-8008.
Sogyal Rinpoche will teach on understanding the mind and the wisdom of meditation according to the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition.
Known for his spontaneous, dynamic and intimate teaching style, and for his ability to create an atmosphere which naturally inspires our inner wisdom, Rinpoche’s unaltered simplicity, and electric, playful and vibrant wakefulness, can leave you seeing your mind and the world from a completely fresh perspective.
Many people, from all walks of life, have found Rinpoche’s teachings to be immediately and directly relevant to their experience. Time and again they have expressed the profound and lasting impact this wisdom has had on their mind, and how it has transformed their lives and their being.
By integrating the wisdom of these teachings fully into our daily life, our inherent awareness, wakefulness, wisdom, love, and compassion begin to radiate out in everything we do and to everyone we encounter. We become truly alive—confident, open and at ease in any situation.
For public transit, driving directions, and parking options, visit the Herbst Theater's website.
$5 Special Event Parking is available at the Civic Center Parking Garage courtesy of the SFMTA.
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A Weekend with Sogyal Rinpoche
Seattle, Washington - December 12th and 13th
At Nalanda West
3902 Woodland Park Ave. N, Seattle WA
Click here for more information from Nalanda West's website