Visiting Teacher Ven. Khenmo Konchog Nyima Drolma’s Teaching on
Engaging with the Dharma to Uproot Hatred and Bias and Reclaiming Joy
September 6-8, 2019
FRIDAY, September 6
7:00pm-9:00pm–A public teaching: What comes after the Shootings for Dharma Practitioners (at the Sixth Presbyterian Church)
Marches, memorials, and prayers… , then what? We do our own work on our own hearts and minds. We see clearly that we have an inner and outer responsibility as Dharma practitioners and bodhisattvas in training. We can use the teaching of Dharma to see where our own ignorance begins. Then, deconstructing the human heart/mind, we learn how to lift confusion wherever we find it.
SATURDAY, September 7 (at TRTCC )
10:00am-12:00pm; 2:00pm-4:00pm–Using the Dharma to uproot hatred and bias
Learn about the Buddhist understanding of bias as an integral part of how we perceive the samsaric world. The good news is that Buddhist philosophy’s very purpose is to uproot ignorance, and thus is directly applicable to understanding unconscious bias and its removal. Khenmo will present the Buddhist science of perception which dissects bias as it arises and the philosophy of the Three Marks of Existence: Impermanence, Suffering and Non-self as an antidote. Khenmo will teach a Loving kindness practice as a specific, subtle retraining of the heart/mind to overcome bias.
SUNDAY, September 8 (at TRTCC)
Khenmo will continue teaching the Loving Kindness meditation with an emphasis on uncovering joy. Meditation leads to joy! And many of us have to teach ourselves what joy is, not knowing we have it within. Retraining our minds away from anger and desire to form a habit of joy is key to contributing to a more loving world.
Ven. Khenmo Konchog Nyima Drolma is the abbess of Vajra Dakini Nunnery in Maine, U.S.A. In 1997, she took her novice ordination with H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and received many circles of Drikung empowerments and transmissions during her annual trips and solitary retreats to India. In 1999 she received monastic training at Gampo Abbey guided by Ven. Pema Chödrön in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 2002 she took full ordination as a Buddhist nun in Taiwan. In 2004 in Lumbini, Nepal, she was installed as a Khenmo (Abbess) in the Drikung lineage, becoming the first woman and first westerner in her lineage to officially hold this responsibility. Since then she has worked continuously to establish Vajra Dakini Nunnery and teach the Dharma internationally.
To download a flyer of this weekend event: Khenmo Drolma Sept 2019 teaching flyer
ALL ARE WELCOME
Suggested donation is $40 for the whole weekend teaching. A simple potluck vegetarian lunch will be offered by our sangha members at noon on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be an informal social time after lunch on Sunday with Khenmo. Your generous donations will support TRTCC’s many teaching and cultural events year round. No one will be turned away from dharma teaching for insufficient funds.
The Sixth Presbyterian Church is located at:
1688 Murray Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center is located at:
7313 Florence Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15218