Pema’s birthday is on July 14. To honor the occasion, we’re holding a world wide Practicing Peace ‘virtual retreat.’ She’s invited all of you to take half of that day (or longer) as a retreat. You could do this alone at home, or gather with friends to share in this experience. Pema filmed a teaching just for this occasion, with advice, encouragement and meditation instruction. To have her friends and students, from around the globe, ‘practicing peace’ on her birthday would be a wonderful offering to Pema.
This is the first time in the decades that Pemas been teaching that she’s asked her friends and students to gather together. Her specially recorded video will be shown at 2:30pm.
There’s no cost to do this. Any offerings will go to support a very special project that Pema is dedicated to: the building of a 3-year retreat center (Pema Chödrön Drupde) to support a remarkable, and threatened, lineage of nuns from Tibet. There will be a place to donate at our center, by check or cash.
We would like to ask everyone to register for the retreat, so we can let Pema know who is practicing and where they’re from around the world.
This will be held during our monthly All Day Retreat, every second Saturday of each month. The all day retreat starts at 9:00am with a lunch break from 12:00pm-1:30pm. Pema's prerecorded video and practice will start at 2:30pm.
Go to siliconvalley.shambhala.org to register
Event is free.