Program Details

Pema Chodron at Omega: Walk the Walk - Live Streamed

with Pema Chödron
October 25 / 7:00 PM - October 27 / 12:00 PM

This will be a live streaming presentation of Pema Chodron's Walk the Walk program at Omega Institute at the Shambhala Center. Join us in the Center Meditation Hall to watch talks and practice together.

Even though we may be able to “talk the talk” about awakening and the spiritual life, the most important point is to be able to “walk the walk” and put the teachings into practice on the spot in good and difficult times.

“There is a saying that the teacher is always with us,” Pema Chödrön says. “The teacher is always showing us precisely where we are at and encouraging us to relax and open our hearts and minds, encouraging us to not speak and act in the same old stuck ways, encouraging us also not to repress or dissociate. The teacher knows that our habitual responses are never going to bring us the happiness we seek.”

In this workshop appropriate for everyone, Pema Chödrön explores some of Buddhism’s most fundamental yet most profound wisdom to show us how to “walk the walk.”

  • Learn to relax and open your heart and mind

  • Recognize the habits stopping you from finding the happiness you seek

  • Explore how to work with emotions in daily life

  • Move beyond just "talking the talk" to "walking the walk" in both good and difficult times

The weekend also includes a period of silence from the end of retreat session on Friday night until Saturday afternoon, and meditation sessions with cofacilitator Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, retreat master of Samten Ling in Crestone, Colorado.

Friday night

7:00 Pre-workshop slide show
7:20 - 9:30 Workshop


9:00 - Noon Workshop
2:30 - 5:00 Workshop


9:00 - Noon Workshop

For those unable to attend the live streaming event, the program will be recorded and presented at the Center in January 2014.

If you're not able to attend the entire program, you may drop in - $20 per session recommended amount for drop-ins. $30 for all day Saturday.  When you register, please note if you are dropping in. You will not be available to pay for dropping in via Paypal--it's fine to pay when you arrive.

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