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Enlivening the Heart: A Weekend Meditation Retreat with Mitra Tyler Dewar

Friday September 26th- Sunday September 28th

During this weekend retreat, which will feature teachings, guided meditation instructions, and discussion, Mitra Tyler will introduce several meditation practices from the Mind Training or “Lojong” cycle of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist teachings. Although clear instruction and contextualization will be provided, the emphasis will be on practice and gaining a personal experience of each contemplation. Newcomers will gain a set of tools to help enliven the heart through loving-kindness and compassion, and senior students will have a chance to robustly refresh their connections to these transformative contemplations.

Mitra Tyler Dewar is a senior teacher in the Nalandabodhi community. He has been practicing and studying Buddhism since 1996, and became a student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche in 1998. An oral interpreter and literary translator of Tibetan, he was appointed by Ponlop Rinpoche as a Nalandabodhi teacher in 2005. As part of this appointment, he received the title Mitra, or “spiritual friend.” He has written for Buddhadharma, Bodhi, and the Shambhala Sun and published two volumes of translation, Trainings in Compassion (2004) and The Karmapa’sMiddle Way (2008), with Snow Lion Publications (now a division of Shambhala Publications). A faculty member and translator at Nitartha Institute, he is currently working on several translation projects and teaches regularly throughout North America and the world. Mitra Tyler is currently serving as Dean of the Nalandabodhi Mitra Council, which oversees the Three Paths of study, meditation, and mindful activity.

Schedule

Friday,  September 26
7:00- 9:00 pm: Opening talk, meditation
Saturday,  September 27
9:30am-12pm: Morning session
12-2pm: Lunch break
2-4:30pm:  Afternoon session
Sunday, September  28
9:30am-12pm: Morning session, conclusion

Suggested Donation
Members- $108 in advance
$30 per session at the door

Non-members- $120 in advance
$35 per session at the door

The weekend will consist of 4 sessions total.

To  RSVP  see here.

NBNY encourages advance registration via RSVP.  Please specify how many sessions you plan to attend.

(No one is turned away for lack of funds)

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