Program Details

Unconditional Health in Life and Death, Medicine Buddha Initiation and Practice


with Marita McLaughlin
August 10 / 9:00 AM - August 11 / 5:00 PM

The process of life is constantly forming, organizing, changing, shifting and falling away. Moment to moment we experience these natural shifts in our daily experience. We may notice such changes in our thoughts, emotions, physicals sensations or sense perceptions. This is the natural flow of birth, life and death.  


The Shambhala and Buddhist teachings offer an approach to living with bravery and kindness toward ourselves as we fully engage in this process.  In the long run, living fearlessly can affect how we depart from this lifetime as well.  Join us for a full workshop with Shastri Marita McLaughlin, as we consider the power of mortality, our humanity, and death as a rite of passage.  


The program will include initiation into the Buddhist practice of the Medicine Buddha, which you will then be able to practice on your own.


Ms. McLaughlin received her Shastri appointment from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2010.  She has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1976.  In addition to leading meditation programs she is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor offering Contemplative Psychotherapy for the last 10 years in Chicago.


Medicine Buddha is  one of the most potent healing practices in our modern age. Due to the nature of strong emotions, global conflicts and illnesses in the world at this time, the practice of Medicine Buddha can pacify suffering and create ripples of harmony across the globe. Studying this simple, yet increasingly profound practice, we can heal ourselves and others physically, emotionally and spiritually. 


This practice is particularly recommended for medical professionals.

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