Ven. Lobsang Chukyi (Anne Lindsey) is a fully ordained Buddhist nun who served a spiritual community full time for over seventeen years. She also has training as a Psychologist (ABD for a Ph.D. In clinical psychology), yoga teacher and coach. She has been a caretaker for and a participant in two different three year retreats, formally studied Buddhist philosophy, both sutra and tantra, for over 15 years, and has had the privilege of teaching Buddhism, meditation and yoga throughout the world.
Chukyi's most precious experience, though, is as a spiritual seeker, practitioner, and student. She has been through physical challenges (breast cancer, chronic fatigue, and colitis) and emotional and spiritual challenges as well (including major crises in her spiritual community). Compassion and self compassion are subjects dear to her heart, and are the center of her daily practice.
This workshop is designed as a follow up to Master Culadasa's teachings on Engaged Compassion, although it is not necessary to have attended those teachings as a prerequisite to this one.
During our weekend together we will review definitions of compassion, and work to build a structure to be able to express compassion towards ourselves and others in our daily life.
Topics will include: an overview of compassion, definitions and pathways; a reminder that "all sentient beings" includes you, and an exploration of "self compassion"; moment to moment compassion, opportunities for compassion in your everyday life; compassion blockers, what blocks acts of compassion; and the art of "witnessing", how to be compassionate when actions cannot help.
The workshop will be interactive in format, with opportunities to question and explore. We will teach, meditate, question, discuss and debate together.
There are no pre-requisites to this workshop other than your interest in leading a compassionate life and your willingness to actively participate in an exploration of how "engaged compassion" can be expressed in your daily life and practice.
$15 Donation is appreciated though not required to attend.