Program Details

Practicing Peace Pema Chodron's Birthday Retreat

with Marjolaine Robert
July 14 / 9:00 AM - July 14 / 3:00 PM

Practicing Peace Retreat

Shamatha practice

Contemplation of the 4 immesurables and the Bodhicharyavatara of Shantideva

Listening to the recording of Pema Chödron's talk for the occasion

Reading from her book: Practicing Peace in Times of War

You can come for part of the retreat only.

Bring your lunch

We will offer tea in the afternoon

The entrance door donwstairs is closed on Sunday. You have to press 203 * on the keyboard near the door and wait for someone to answer your call and let you in. After you have entered, please make sure the door is closed behind you.

Please join us in celebrating Pema’s 77th birthday by taking part in the second annual birthday retreat. On this day, Pema invites you to meditate for a few hours or for the entire day, alone or with friends. Pema’s deepest hope is that this will help us plant the seed of peace in our own hearts, in our homes and in our communities. Join thousands from around the world to help make this a reality. Pema has filmed a teaching just for this occasion, offering advice, encouragement, and meditation instruction. Last year, 11,000 people 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.


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. If you can’t take part in the retreat, but would like to make a birthday offering to Pema in support of these nuns, please go here.

Dozens of Pema’s best writings that might enrich your retreat are available here.

“Please enjoy this day of practicing peace together.
This is a wonderful way to enrich our lives, and extend our hearts into the world.
Thank you for making this a wonderful birthday.” Pema

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