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Nashville, TN: Dharma with Ven. Thubten Semkye
September 12 @ 6:30 pm - September 15 @ 6:30 pm CDT
Teachings & Retreat with Ven. Thubten Semkye at
Tara Buddhist Center, Nashville, Tennessee
♦ September 12, Thursday: Working with Anger and Resentment, a public talk, 6:30 pm
♦ September 13, Friday: Forgiving Ourselves and Others, a public talk, 6:30 pm
♦ September 14 & 15: 8 Verses of Tthought Transformation: Training the Mind, Transforming the Heart, a weekend retreat. Saturday 10:30 am – 5 pm; Sunday 10:30 am – 12:50 pm.
September 12, Working with Anger and Resentment
For many of us when we experience harm or perceive harm, the “natural” response is anger or resentment. We don’t even question our anger, even though it never helps reconcile the difficulty nor relieve the suffering we experience. Join Ven. Thubten Semkye to explore opening our minds and hearts to more positive and effective means to deal with the inevitable difficult situations in our lives.
September 13, Friday: Forgiving Ourselves and Others
Forgiveness is a powerful and deep spiritual practice that can help us heal our anger and release our grudge-holding, which are the root of so much of the pain we hold towards those most dear. Join Ven. Thubten Semkye as she brings a clear and refreshing interpretation to this often-misunderstood quality of heart.
September 14 & 15: 8 Verses of Tthought Transformation: Training the Mind, Transforming the Heart,
Some of the most profound yet practical teachings in Tibetan Buddhism are the Lojong or thought training teachings. These show us how to take adversity and transform it into an experience of compassion and joy. When habitual patterns of thought play over and over again, propelling us to act in ways that give us the same painful results, it’s time to try something radically new in our thinking. The 8 Verses of Thought Transformation by Langri Thangpa will do just that. In this weekend retreat, Ven. Thubten Semkye will share her understanding and practice of this text for transforming the heart.
Ven. Thubten Semkye is one of the Abbey’s most senior nuns and has studied with Ven. Thubten Chodron since 1996. She frequently shares the Dharma with the meditation class at Spokane’s Unitarian Universalist Church and has taught at the Way of Compassion Buddhist Center in Colorado.