Learn a powerful mind of patient acceptance: Day Retreat with Gen Nyema
Sat. August 27, 2016 @ 10am – 5pm
In reality, most of our emotional problems are nothing more than a failure to accept things as they are — in which case it is patient acceptance, rather than attempting to change externals, that is the solution. — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Solve Our Human Problems
Patient acceptance is often seen as a weak and passive mind, but actually, nothing could be further than the truth. Patient acceptance is a powerful mind that makes us as strong and stable as a mountain. When a mountain is struck by a thunderstorm, it remains unmoved. In the same way, regardless of what “storms” arise in our daily life, our patience protects our peace of mind. When we lack patience, we are like the pine trees lining the mountain — we are easily disturbed by the challenges we face. On the other hand, when we gain patience, we also gain the ability to remain peaceful, flexible, and clear-headed, no matter what the circumstances.
During this day retreat, participants will begin to understand what patient acceptance really is and how to remain calm and relaxed in even the most challenging situations.
About the Teacher: American Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Nyema, has been the Resident Teacher at Vajrayogini Center since March 2015. Before that, she served as the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center South Carolina for nearly seven years. Gen Nyema teaches the majority of the Center’s classes. She’s known for her clear and practical presentation of Buddha’s teachings, and for her sense of humor.
Location: KMC Maryland, 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore MD 21212
Cost: $40. $35 for students, seniors 60+, unemployed, and if registered by February 24. Retreat free for Student Level Members.