Loving the present moment - Anam Thubten to teach in North Kohala
On Friday, February 1 at 7 p.m., in a free public Dharma talk, Thubten will speak about three important aspects of meditation: mindful attention, open awareness, and lovingkindness. “Bypracticing these, we can let go of negative mental patterns,” says Thubten. “We can expand our heart and mind, bringing about joy, peace and inner freedom.” Thubten will also guide
participants in developing these aspects and share Buddhist wisdom on working with thoughtand emotion. Admission is by donation, and all are welcome.
He will also lead an in-depth Weekend Retreat February 2 and 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Advanceregistration and a commitment to attend both days is important for participants to best benefitfrom the learning experience.
According to the Dharmata Foundation, “Once a retreat begins, a sacred container is formed,made up of each person's good intentions to be fully present. Leaving the retreat earlyenergetically breaks that container for others. Our mutual presence supports each other.”
Thubten grew up in Tibet began practicing in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism at anearly age. He is the founder and spiritual advisor of the Dharmata Foundation, author ofseveral books, including Embracing Each Moment, No Self, No Problem, and The Magic ofAwareness. Through sharing his wisdom and personal experience on the spiritual path, AnamThubten brings alive the timeless teachings of Buddhism.
“The true joy of being a human comes when we know how to live life fully,” says Thubten.“Loving our own life requires loving the present moment. Sometimes we may have to embrace the present moment with courage when life situations become uncomfortable. Other times, we may need to open our heart to recognize that such moments are filled with blessings and goodness.”
Overnight accommodations are available in cabins or dorm rooms at the Kohala Institute (808-889-5151), or at the Kohala Village Inn & Hub (808-889-0404).
Retreat registration is $150, available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anam-
|Event Date||02-01-2019 7:00 pm|
|Event End Date||02-01-2019 8:30 pm|