The Buddha showed us how to move from suffering to complete awakening. The result of this awakening, the fruition of the path, is represented by the Bodhisattva—one who pauses on the last step of the journey to enlightenment to help others along the way.
In this retreat, Tim guides us through the full arc of the path, from the taming of mind through meditation, to the full expression of authentic love and compassion, even for the most difficult people and situations. We’ll learn the specific tools needed to transform our outlook and response to our world in a deep and enduring way.
This weekend combines meditation practice with teachings and discussions that will profoundly enrich our understanding and experience.
Anyone committed to transforming their heart and mind—old hands and those new to the path—as well as those who work in helping professions, will find this weekend deeply enriching.
Tim Olmsted is the president of The Pema Chödrön Foundation and a frequently teaches with Pema. He is a past director of Gampo Abbey, a Buddhist monastery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Tim has been a student of Buddhism for the past 37 years. For twelve of those years he lived and studied in Nepal, studying with many of the greatest teachers of our time. Tim spends his year traveling and teaching worldwide.