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Cleveland: Power of Purification Weekend

September 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - October 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm EDT

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Power of Purification Weekend includes

• September 29: “Good Karma: How to Create the Causes for Happiness and Avoid Suffering,” public talk, 7-8:30pm
• September 30: “Power of Purification,” weekend retreat, 10am – 12pm, 2-4:30 pm
• October 1: “Purification: Why We Need It and How to Do It,” public talk and webinar, 11 am – 12 pm, retreat teachings continue 2 – 4:30 pm

As ordinary beings, we all make mistakes. Overwhelmed by our emotions, we act in ways that we later regret. Can we really drop the burden of guilt and shame? Can we really cultivate forgiveness and compassion instead? Venerable Thubten Chodron leads us on a weekend vacation from our afflictive emotions, offering teachings and practice sessions on ways to let go of our past negativities and create the causes for long-term happiness.

  • Friday, September 29
    Public talk: Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering 

Why do things happen the way they do? Ven. Chodron shares how the Buddha’s teachings on karma can help us to understand our experiences and emotional patterns in order to transform them for the benefit of ourselves and others. She will draw from her book Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering, a commentary on the Tibetan Buddhist poem “The Wheel of Sharp Weapons.”

  • Saturday, Sept. 30, 10-12pm and 2-4:30 pm.
    Teaching and practice sessions.
Ven. Chodron continues teaching from Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering and gives guided instruction on the Vajrasattva purification practice. Learn how deity meditation and analytical meditation can help harness the power of the mind to release disturbing emotions and cultivate beneficial mental states.
  • Sunday, Oct. 1
    11am-12pm: Talk & webinar on Purification: Why We Need It and How to Do It
    2-4:30 pm: Teaching and practice session
In this public talk and webinar, Ven. Chodron unpacks the practice of purification, showing us how to apply this powerful psychological tool to heal the mind , overcome negativity, and develop inner peace.


September 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm EDT
October 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm EDT
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Jewel Heart Cleveland
2670 W14th St
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States
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