Journey to Freedom: The Meaning of Retreat, with Ven. Lhundup Nyingje

Northeast USA  

October 15, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Shantideva Meditation Center, NYC

Venerable Lhundup Nyingje (Paula Chichester), a long-time retreatant and student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, joins us to share her experiences, lessons, and hardships from years of solitary retreat.

Speaking of the deepening of Dharma understanding coming from retreat, Ven. Nyingje has called it a “beautiful experience beyond words…the fruit of that experience is so indescribable.”

Ven. Nyingje will also be available to answer questions such as: What is the proper motivation for going into retreat?  What are the types of practices one can do in retreat?  What is the importance of the guru’s blessings?  How is retreat important in progressing on the path to enlightenment?  How does one create the causes and conditions for going into retreat?  How might we know if and when retreat is right for us?

This evening is appropriate for anyone curious about Ven. Nyingje’s unique experiences or about retreat in general.  Ven. Nyingje will also lead us in a brief group meditation.

Date and Location:

Tuesday, October 15 from 7-9 pm
Jewel Heart Center
260 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Suggested Donation:

$20.  Donations may be made online or at the door.


To register, please click here.

About the Teacher:

Since 1980, Venerable Lhundup Nyingje (Paula Chichester) has devoted her life to attaining the realizations of the path to Enlightenment by following the advice of her teachers, mainly Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche. She spent 25 years completing two great mantra retreats in Lama Tsong Khapa’s Ear Whispered Lineage. She is also a scientist, healer, dancer, and musician.

About Shantideva Meditation Center:

Shantideva Meditation Center is dedicated to cultivating wisdom and compassion through the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism within the New York City area community.

We are affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which is based on the Gelugpa tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet, as taught by founder Lama Thubten Yeshe and spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
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