Program Details

Practicing Peace Birthday Retreat for Pema Chödrön


July 14 / 9:00 AM - July 14 / 1:00 PM

Please join us in celebrating Pema’s 77th birthday by taking part in birthday retreat at the Center.  Pema has filmed a teaching just for this occasion offering advice, encouragement, and meditation instruction.  We will listen to her address, have sitting practice, and share some of Pema’s most popular teachings.  Pema’s deepest hope is that this will help us plant the seed of peace in our hearts, in our homes and in our communities.  Join thousands from around the world to help make this a reality.


This event will take place at the Center from 9am to 11am on Sunday morning followed by a light lunch.


This retreat and the teachings from Pema are free, and open to everyone. If you're able and inspired, please consider making an offering to Pema’s Nepal Nuns project. Thanks to the generosity of many of you from around the world, we’ve been able to begin the building of ‘Pema Chödrön Drupde’, a new three-year retreat center for the nuns of Tsoknyi Gechak Ling nunnery in the hills surrounding the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. This year, we're focusing on supporting these nuns in their study and retreat with books, heating fuel, beds and linens, food, etc.


Pema is looking forward to sharing her birthday with you from her retreat cabin in Colorado.  Last year, 11,000 friends joined in from 101 countries – from Ukraine to Uganda, and from Tajikistan to Tibet. Please let others know about this wonderful opportunity to help celebrate Pema’s birthday and help bring peace into our lives and throughout the world. It means so much to Pema knowing that people around the world are gathering to practice peace.


Read some of Pema’s best articles that will enrich your retreat – here.

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