New Course Starting: "Practicing Peace in Times of War"
Jan
15
to Feb 5

New Course Starting: "Practicing Peace in Times of War"

Join us for a four week course "Practicing Peace in Times of War" starting January 15th at the Eileen Fisher Headquarters in Irvington.  This course is based on a book with the same name by Pema Chödrön. Topics include: the courage to wait, not biting the hook, changing our attitude toward pain, compassionate abiding, and positive insecurity. Taught by Senior Teachers Jane Kolleeny and Gene Bobker.

 

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SPECIAL PROGRAM: VISITING TEACHERS CHODO AND KOSHIN FROM THE ZEN CENTER FOR CONTEMPLATIVE CARE: "One Moment, One Chance: How Our Practice Can Support Intimacy and Caring"
Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

SPECIAL PROGRAM: VISITING TEACHERS CHODO AND KOSHIN FROM THE ZEN CENTER FOR CONTEMPLATIVE CARE: "One Moment, One Chance: How Our Practice Can Support Intimacy and Caring"

WBC is delighted to have visiting teachers for this Dharma Gathering: Koshin and Chodo, the Co-Founders of the Zen Center for Contemplative Care (www. zencare.org). They will share their integration of the Bodhisattva vow to serve the world through their work of caregiving and training. LEARN MORE

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Karmapa: "Joining Heart and Mind: Creating a Compassionate World"
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Karmapa: "Joining Heart and Mind: Creating a Compassionate World"

Compassion is the key force motivating our work to change ourselves and the world. We need practical guidance on strengthening compassion so that it moves us to create and seize opportunities to act. Given the enormity of the goal of creating a healthy planet and society, the qualities of courage and joy need to be cultivated to sustain our compassion on the long road that lies ahead. To do this, we must base our lives fully in our noble heart—not just to prevent caretaker- and activist burnout, but in order to create a meaningful and happy life for ourselves.

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NEW COURSE: Stepping onto the Tibetan Buddhist Path
Mar
15
2:30 PM14:30

NEW COURSE: Stepping onto the Tibetan Buddhist Path

Sundays, beginning March 15, 2015We will meet for 10 classes, excluding Easter, Mother's Day and Memorial Day weekend. This course will be an introduction to the basic ideas and structures of the Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist path.  The teachers are students of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and carry on his approach, which was to translate the foreign forms of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism into an idiom which makes deep sense to Americans. LEARN MORE

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LOSAR CELEBRATION, 2015 - Year of the Wood Sheep
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

LOSAR CELEBRATION, 2015 - Year of the Wood Sheep

We would like to invite you to join us in celebration of Losar, the Tibetan New Year, on February 22nd at Eileen Fisher Headquarters, 2 Bridge Street, Irvington. In our tradition, it is also known as Shambhala Day.  You may come for any part or all of it. Please RSVP, if you are going to come, so that we may plan lunch. LEARN MORE

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Visiting Teacher: Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Visiting Teacher: Tsoknyi Rinpoche

“Let it Be: Resting in Vivid Simplicity”. Learning to understand our nature clearly and with precision is the radical foundation for really “letting it be” inwardly, while fully functioning in the midst of our modern, busy and speedy world. The teachings on Dzogchen or the Great Perfection will be introduced by Rinpoche, as a way to directly connect with this radical simplicity.

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Dharma Gathering
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Dharma Gathering

Dharma Gatherings begin with 30 minutes of sitting, followed by a teaching and discussion. Learn to Meditate offers more extended practice, alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, and a brief teaching or reading. Meditation instruction is offered in a separate room, at each of these gatherings, for those who wish it. Program conclude with tea, cookies and conversation.

Meditation cushions are provided. All are welcome.

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