A Weekend Retreat With Pema Chödrön and Tim OlmsteD

Friday, June 1 - Saturday, June 2 at The Buddhist Center

Join us as we take this opportunity to come gather together to follow, through video livestream, the annual retreat that Pema Chödrön and Tim lead each year at Omega Institute in New York.  This is one of only two teachings that Pema gives each year and they are tremendous.  Join us for a weekend of great teaching, practice and time with sangha friends. 

Friday,  6pm - 9pm
Saturday,  9am - 5pm

Cost - $50.  This will allow us to make a modest donation to Pema.  Everyone is welcome. Feel free to offer what you can.

Register - Here

About Pema:

Pema Chödrön is widely beloved for her insightful, down-to-earth teachings of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences.

This is a rare opportunity to experience one of today’s most prominent Buddhist teachers. She conveys wisdom based on her experiences and insights with characteristic warmth, clarity, and humor.

During the weekend, Pema Chödrön will explore Buddhist perspectives on styles of suffering, enhanced in part by referencing teachings from her teachers, including the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. She will be revealing to us even our most subtle suffering and how it effects us and keeps us from awakening our true nature.

The weekend includes talks, guided meditations, and question-and-answer sessions with Pema Chödrön. Tim Olmsted guides us in meditation practices that show us how to apply these astute teachings to our everyday lives. Silence is observed from the end of Friday night’s retreat session until Saturday dinner.

Note: Pema Chödrön will not be teaching during the Saturday afternoon session; Tim will offer a talk and a series of guided meditations. Sunday morning, both Pema and Tim will be teaching.


Constantly apply cheerfulness, if for no other reason than because you are on this spiritual path. Have a sense of gratitude to everything, even difficult emotions, because of their potential to wake you up.
Pema Chödrön