Befriending Oneself – In Loving the World
In a world that can feel increasingly challenging, it is completely natural for us to seek the peace and happiness that we sense we’re missing. The more we search, the more we realize that everyone is seeking the same and that, in fact, our happiness and our very life is intimately connected with the lives and happiness of all others. For centuries this insight has been explored and enriched through the “four immeasurable attitudes” of loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. Through training in these aspects of a boundless heart and mind we can discover our own innate well-being and find richness and meaning in our connection to others and the world altogether.
Tim will offer a talk and a short practice. There will be lots of time for questions.
Tim has been student of meditation for the past 45 years. For twelve of those years, Tim lived in Nepal, working as a psychotherapist serving the international community. There he studied with many of the greatest Buddhist teachers of our time. After returning to the United States, he was asked by his friend, Pema Chödrön, to serve as the director of her monastery, Gampo Abbey, which he did from 2000-2003. Tim spends much of the year travelling internationally teaching meditation in his role as a Senior Instructor for Tergar International, a worldwide meditation community under the guidance of the brilliant Tibetan meditation teacher, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. He guides a meditation community in his hometown, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.