Program Details

Intro Dharma Talk: Loneliness and Relationships


with Cynthia MacKay
February 7 / 7:30 PM - February 7 / 9:00 PM

Some of us are alone and feel lonely and some of us are in relationships and still feel lonely. It doesn't seem to matter if we are latched to another being or not, loneliness is still present in our lives. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche said, "Loneliness is my habit." What does that mean? Is there wisdom to be found in loneliness, whether in relationship or not? We have the ability to look beneath the loneliness and touch the brilliance that simmers at the heart of our lives. Please join us in exploring these possibilities.


Cynthia MacKay has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for over 20 years. She has traveled extensively through Asia receiving teachings from many other renowned Buddhist teachers, including the 17th Karmapa. Cynthia is now following in her teacher’s footsteps by running marathons. She is also actively involved in teaching meditation at Men’s Central Jail and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in Malibu.

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