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Giveaway: Pema Chodron Uncertainty and Change Virtual Retreat

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Last week, Shambhala Publications contacted me to let me know about their upcoming retreat with Pema Chödrön, Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change.

An ordained Buddhist nun, Pema is best known for her many books and courses on meditation and Tibetan Buddhism, including When Things Fall Apart and The Fearless Heart: The Practice of Living with Courage and Compassion.

Her upcoming three-day retreat will take place at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York—but you don’t need to travel to participate. You can take part from the comfort of your home by accessing the retreat virtually.

During this event, Pema will address the questions:

  • How do we work skillfully with rough times?
  • How do we transform our lives during times of upheaval and unpredictability?
  • How do we broaden our tolerance for uneasiness?

When we’re going through a challenging period, Pema teaches, we all need to find ways to tap into our inherent strength and courage. When we access that brave heart within, answers to those hard questions arise on their own quite naturally.

Pema Chödrön’s message during this weekend retreat is as simple as it is bold: We can do it! And we can all do it beautifully.

The online retreat includes:

  • Full access to the three-day event in real time via live webcast
  • Post-event access to the on-demand video with streaming video playback until December 31, 2011

The event costs $85.00, but you can get $20 off using the discount code LBTB11—or you can enter to win one of three free tickets here!

How to Enter to Pema Chödrön Giveaway

  • Leave a comment on this post. (Please note that you must be a Tiny Buddha subscriber to win.)
  • Tweet RT @tinybuddha Giveaway: Pema Chodron Virtual Retreat– comment and RT to enter! http://bit.ly/r7UCqj

If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still enter just by completing the first step. You can enter until midnight on Friday, October 21st. To learn more about this event, visit Shambhala Publications.

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Tiny Buddha Founder Lori Deschene is the author of the Tiny Wisdom eBook seriesTiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself, and Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions. She's also co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an eCourse that helps you change your life. For inspiring posts and wisdom quotes, follow on Twitter & Facebook.

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  • Taiji Internalist

    This is wonderful of them to offer this and Pema is such a great teacher. She puts things into a light that anyone can understand and is down to earth. Thank tinybuddha and shambala!

  • Sears_patricia

    Making this accessible via webcast is a wonderful gift.  Thank you

  • http://www.facebook.com/VickiCasal Vicki Casal

    She is one of my favorites. I love the way she speaks . . . she has a a voice that is soothing and commands your attention at the same time.  This is a wonderful gift!

  • http://twitter.com/lilpearlly Colleen Graham

    Online retreats… I’m delighted these are becoming common. How Wonderful

  • http://twitter.com/lilpearlly Colleen Graham

    Online retreats… I’m excited that these are becoming more popular! How wonderful. Her books are among my favorite reads

  • Darmcnally

      Pema Chodrun is one of my favorite inspirations. It would be wonderful to see her “live” online!

  • Rhonda Maxwell

    I have never heard of an online retreat but I think it is a wonderful concept.  Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

  • Jess G

    Thank you for the information!

  • Sparky

    What a wonderful topic to present and an online retreat is a fantastic option!

  • bounce

    The past few months of my life have been full of change:  heartbreaking separation from my partner whom I truly believed (and maybe still do…) was my soul mate, selling my beloved house of 14 years, taking a leave from my business because I felt like I couldn’t be present or move forward.  A few weeks ago, I felt like I had hit bottom — and there was not going to be a way to get out.

    Pema helped me… through reading her books, seeing her face on videos and carrying it around in my heart, and practicing, practicing, practicing each day, I have found peace with it all and appreciation for life — most of the time….

    I look forward to feeling her divine presence through this workshop.  Thanks.

  • hk

    exciting!  I love your daily emails (and they come after my lunch break, which is perfect!) and I love Pema!

  • Angi B

    I have been wanting to attend this virtual retreat since I first saw it advertised. Pema has so much wisdom to offer. Her books are incredibly rich and though-provoking. What a wonderful gift that is being offered!

  • Lori

    Pema’s teachings have helped me through several very difficult life situations, and I would be honored to attend this retreat online.

  • fishie

     agreed – how exciting! i have been learning so much about acceptance and love recently. two of my favorite daily practices include checking in with tiny buddha and pema chodron. im currently taking an on-line course with pema on love and i have to tell you that it has been absolutely expansive (for lack of a better word) worth every penny one would spend. xo

  • fishie

    @ bounce : oh i feel ya my friend! im sending you love – consider me a sort of neutral benefactor. 

  • Nicole M Hutchison

    This sounds exciting, thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    Nicole
    http://mrshutchison.wordpress.com/

  • Jencampbell0804

    I would love the opportunity to be there “online” with Pema.  She is my greatest and most beloved teacher.  Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Hayley_stovin

    I love Pema…her book When Things Fall Apart was my saving grace during my separation.

  • Teresa Dushek

    I would love to attend this retreat! Thank-you for considering me.

  • Anonymous

    I love Pema!

  • http://twitter.com/jackiewolven jacqueline wolven

    I recommend Pema on a regular basis and it is one of my life goals to work with her -I know her time is limited so this would be an amazing opportunity. I go back to her time and time again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cmsharshel Christy Sharshel

    I have all of Pema’s books sitting next to my best reading chair, except for “Comfortable with Uncertainty” – which I carry around with me everywhere I go.  The past 2 years have been loaded with change and uncertain times and many days, these books, along with Tiny Buddha, and teachings from Tara Brach have given me that last bit of strength to hang on when I honestly thought I couldn’t anymore.  I have been hearing about this retreat for a while and hoping for the means to participate :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1206031031 Christine Loud Nelson

    I live in rural Montana and it is truly difficult to find retreats available in my area.  Online retreats are a wonderful way for me to continue to receive the Dharma, however the cost is often prohibitive for our struggling family.  I read/listen to all that I can find that is free, but would truly love to win “admission” to this online retreat.  Many blessings to all…

  • Alexis Francisco

    Pema Chodron’s “Comfortable with Uncertainty” saved my life. I dont know if I would be here today had her words not reached me at that time. I would love to take part in this online retreat.

  • Sruettiger

    I think this would help me more than anything !!!! This is exactly what I am hoping for in my life right now !

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauren.towers Lauren Towers

    I love Pema Chodron’s work “Comfortable with Uncertainty”, it got me through some difficult times! <3

  • Suzshannon

    Change happens at a dizzying pace these days and the uncertainty of our world today is grippingly overwhelming. Pema puts it all in perspective. She has helped me grow closer to my Mom (who lives on the opposite coast from me) who is also such a fan of hers.

    What an amazing opportunity to connect with Pema Chodron.

  • Lindsey

    Pema’s books are AMAZING! They have changed my life. It would be so amazing to go to that retreat!!!

  • samirah

    I would love to attend this event.  The last two years have been extremely difficult for me, the lowest points taking me through drug addiction and unhealthy relationships.  Learning about Pema’s teachings, and reading them has helped me immensely, and I know that I still have a long way to go.

  • guest

    Pema is a guiding light

  • Internette

    Change is something I used to embrace. I saw it as a chance to grow, learn, and stretch my comfort zone a little more.  Recently, however, I have noticed that the older I get, change becomes something that’s increasingly scary.  I take less risks and push myself a little less because of this — and, as a result, my life has become pretty mundane.  I want my old self back!  Maybe this seminar is just what I need.  What is it they say? – when the student is ready, the teacher will appear!  

  • barefootwendy

    it is a beautiful day. occupy the moment. occupy your heart.

  • Heather

    It took a cancer diagnosis for me to realise I wasnt living my life.Grateful for having recovered I bought a pony for my daughter and I to share -we had a wonderful two and a half years but he didnt recover from an injury.More change when my marriage collapsed and I left a year ago.Feeling like I couldnt possibly “lose” anything else I agreed the vet should put our beloved cat to sleep on Monday.My faith has sustained me during these time but a boost of Pema would be fantastic!!

  • KB Samsara

    I first discovered the teachings of Pema Chodron several years ago.  I was moved by her story.  To have everything one had once known and loved come crashing down and then make the transformation to ensure that it would never happen again is very inspiring.  There are always going to be things in our lives that will result in us getting hooked by our emotions.  With a calm mind and reason in tow, one has an obligation to oneself to maintain peace within no matter what is happening within the scope of their external environment.  

  • Anastajah

    I so appreciate this “virtual” sangha!! It helps me to feel more “real” and interconnected in the world wide web of life! :) Pema’s book When Things Fall Apart has so much empathy, deep listening and care for-and transformation of- the suffering and stress we all share. If you need guidance during tough transitions, this book is a penultimate embassador midwife for change!! I’m truly happy that this re-treat is being offered! Thanks for letting me know about it!!! Xo

  • Sahildhingra

    The online retreat is certainly a unique new concept to me, but I like the introductory video on the retreat’s website.  I like the fact that having such a retreat reminds each of us that we are fully able to choose to create space for ourselves anytime we want to.  By turning off our communication with the outside world, and taking time to go inwards, I am looking forward to a well needed opportunity to reflect, gain insight, and gain strength.  I have been constantly invited to events or told about Pema Chodron since I started doing yoga last year, and given the tumultuous year I have been having both professionally and personally, I am committing to learning from her.  Plus, with the change in seasons here in Toronto, the cold rainy weather certainly adds motivation to stay indoors for a weekend for a personal retreat. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1505276032 Scott Stevens

    Pema’s the closest thing I have to a spiritual guide. She has a way of reaching past the broken pieces to the unbreakable.  Her workshop would be a great joy, but so too is knowing that she still offers guidance for all our journeys.

  • http://www.facebook.com/raquel.rupple Rocky Rupple

    There is God’s work to be done and it’s especially important at a time like this. I want to learn how to open myself to greater involvement in the current change of tide this world is experiencing, with peace and love for all life.

  • http://twitter.com/wmmurphy Wendy Murphy

    Would love to attend this retreat! She is so inspiring, and I really, really, really need it right now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/raquel.rupple Rocky Rupple

    For the love of God and of all living Life, I wish to expand myself and to be of greater good and use. I would greatly appreciate being allowed to ‘attend’ this retreat virtually, as I do not have any access to funds or transportation, only a fire in my heart under humble circumstances.

  • http://twitter.com/LotusandHoney Amber Robinson

    I love learning from Pema Chodron, and would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity. 

  • Stephanie

    This retreat sounds like an inspiring opportunity.  I really look forward to hearing her message.

  • http://twitter.com/taralaraboom Tara Scott

    I have experienced extreme changes over the past year and think this would be wonderful.  A 10 year relationship ending, a new wonderful love beginning, work changes, house changes…everything. 

    Pema’s book ‘When Things Fall Apart’ really and truly helped me.  I would love to attend this. 

  • http://twitter.com/taralaraboom Tara Scott

    Hi, Bounce…our stories sound very similar.  I wish you the best of everything moving forward.

  • Nanlaz

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention.  The timing is perfect for me, as almost every aspect of my life seems uncertain at the moment!  I’d be honored to attend this virtual workshop.

  • Stef

    I absolutely love here and would be thrilled if I could attend her online retreat :)

  • http://twitter.com/ccbk Campbell

    Love PC!

  • Stef

    *her. 
    whoops for spelling errors!

  • Bill Bryant

    Wow, this is going to be an amazing event. A lot and exactly what I want to learn & where I want to be on my spiritual path.

  • YZ

    Life is all about change, the way we perceive it, and how we adapt to it. This sounds like an incredible experience.

  • http://twitter.com/laurentheanimal Lauren Margaret

    I have read much of Pema Chodron’s work and would love this — excited to learn more :)

  • Heather

    Love Tiny Buddha and Pema Chodron and would love to attend her retreat!  Listening to her audiobooks has been life-changing for me in many ways – she is amazing! 

  • Skp_shanti

    Pema Chodron has shared so much of her wisdom. Her teachings have really reached and moved me, would love to experience more . . . 

  • http://www.christyherself.com Christy

    I’m in!  I’m bound to win something soon, I feel it.  LOL

  • Jenlawson1291

    I would love to be entered to win the Pema giveaway.

  • Sefoy

    Online retreat – What a fantastic idea so that many can be reached!

  • http://twitter.com/sugarslimmm shea davidson

    This is incredible! While I feel like going to a retreat physically would be amazing, I absolutely love the fact that it is available online for those of us who aren’t nearby/able to travel.

  • laura tex

    i love pema. she is truly an inspiration. pick me! 😉

  • Guest

    I am honored to enter to win this retreat.  It sounds like I am not the only one who has had rough times lately, and this workshop with Pema would help many of us.  I am grateful!

  • Koolkarenb

    I saw Pema Chodron on Faith and Reasoning. It is a wonderful documentary. She shared some of her experiences, her wisdom, her love and gave suggestions for our journeys in this universe. Pema has an amazing spirit and is good for the soul.

  • http://pdxpagan.com Summer

    The retreat sounds incredible!

  • Shelz

    I would love to receive a free ticket to attend this online retreat!  Thank you!

  • Anakalia

    Pema Chodron’s books have been like a light leading me through some dark times. I would love to learn more from her by being able to attend her workshop remotely. Thank you for the opportunity to do so by possibly winning a ticket.

  • Amanda T

    I would love the opportunity to take part in the Pema Chodron giveaway. Thank you!

  • Karen

    Thankyou for this golden opportunity. Very exciting!

  • Spencer P Lane

    Reading When Things Fall Apart was a big help for me after I got divorced because my spouse had an affair, was dishonest and quite frankly, broke my heart. I subscribed to Pema’s newsletter and became a fan of both her’s and Shambhala Publications’ Facebook pages. I learned of the retreat through the newsletter and felt sad that I could not partake because, in addition to getting divorce, I have been out of work for nearly 4 years. Thank you TB for the opportunity to attend this retreat.

  • Ninschubur

    I will leave to stay in the german buddhist retreat tomorrow for 1 week. I would love to make the pema-retreatafter that. It would be tow wonderful experiencesfor me,my life,my past and my future.

  • Decmbr8

    I was actually at the Omega Institute this weekend, and was looking at some of Pema’s books in the bookstore. I think this is definitely the right time for me to participate in something like this.

  • http://loransheart.com Loran Hills

    I love Pema’s teachings.  She helped me decide to take refuge vows.  I would love to attend her retreat online.

  • Abailey13

    Pema has been so helpful to me over the last few months…I’d love to win the retreat!!!!!!!

  • Nevilledog

    BUDDHAFULL BEYOND BEYOND!!!

  • Kelly

    Pema Chodron is an inspiration to me. After my Grandpa died I picked up a copy of “When Things Fall Apart” and I was amazed by the calm, doable advice I found in the book. I would love to learn more from her.

  • Laurieburkland

    Love Tiny Buddha!

  • Kay Dee

    Today, In this month of drastic change, I could use a retreat like this. Thank you for providing the at home users a chance to take part of something so wonderful & life-altering.

  • Cstoehr12

    Change is the only constant in life.  Our resistance is what we must examine.  Why do we resist?  How can we not resist that which we fear? 

  • Barry511

    I would love to be entered into the Pema Chodron giveaway. I have recently discovered Tiny Buddah and it is changing the way I think. I love this site!!

  • Nick

    I love her books–excited to hear about this opportunity! :)

  • serendipity76

    I would love for my formerly happy-go-lucky husband of 20 years to participate in this retreat.  He’s going through a very tough time right now.  We just moved out of our house and a city we loved for 12 years to start a new life across the country.  The move was tough, and now he has convinced himself that he made a poor career decision. He is kicking himself to the point that he’s gone into a deep depression and has tremendous anxiety.  He says he’ll never be able to forgive himself for his mistake.  I’ve been trying to get him to read Pema Chodron’s Comfortable with Uncertainty, but he has yet to crack the cover.  Perhaps if he participates in this event he’ll start living in the moment again.

  • LadyTamborine

    Can’t wait to hear what she has to say!  Thanks for the heads-up.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OORD2VWTGQXQTZVIJQSEVOQJ6I L

    I’ve loved all of Pema’s books that I’ve read, and have started re-reading as I am currently going through a divorce after 22 years of marriage. With the additional prospect of losing the home I love so dearly, I was so happy to hear that the retreat is available online, especialy since the questions posed are those that I am struggling with very much right now. So glad I came across Tiny Buddha!

  • Faery_dust365

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to heal and awake my life during tough times. Namaste

  • Kelly

    I love Pema and share her work with the clients I serve everyday. I am a grief counselor and have dedicated my work to helping those in the midst of one of the most transformational experiences. I love that this is being offered online!

  • Mirciadominguez

    Greetings  from Lima Perú. I really like Pema Chodron I have read When Things Fall Apart and I also have watched some videos on youtube but I have never been in any retreat so far It would be a great help for me. I hope I can win the free ticket. I need it. Thanks in advance.

  • K. Tucker

    I love Pema – her words have been a great comfort to me during a very rough year.

  • Crecencia2

    I am excited to see Pema Chödrön’s relevance in a lot of other sites i’ve happened across lately. And now a retreat? To me, it’s a sign that I’ve still got a lot to learn.

  • yoda86

    I find Pema to be a role model and inspiration in my life. I feel blessed to receive her great teachings in a life that is filled with uncertainty. She helps me to be my highest self. From my heart Thank you Pema and thank you TinyBuddah. 

  • Trish

    Pema has helped me also… through her books and meditations.  It’s the way she teaches about life with such humility and humour that I really resonate with what she offers.  I am grateful for her teachings for the opportunity to attend a virtual retreat!

    I also wanted to take this oppotunity to say that I always enjoy your posts and look forward to them everyday.   

  • Patty

    Namaste!  I love Pema Chodron’s work.  Thank you for the opportunity to experience her retreat and thank you for your daily inspiration/ introspection missives.
    love’n’light <3 *

  • Sally Eyman Price

    I am a newcomer to this. But I have already begun to learn.

  • jess

    i’ve heard great things…would really love to be a part of this

  • http://www.facebook.com/kristinakurdyla Kristina Kurdyla

    Pema AND Tiny Buddha serve as my daily inspiration and motivation. I would love to be a part of this retreat!

  • http://twitter.com/AP1618 Aravinda P

    I want in!

  • Anne

    I welcome Tiny Buddha into my life everyday for inspiration and encouragement!  Just picked up Pema Chodron’s  Start Where You Are and finding the simplicity of her teaching very precious!  I would be very grateful to participate in her on-line  retreat!!

  • Buddha56

    I’d love to be a part of this either in person or virtually! Thanks for sharing the opportunity!

  • Nalicia

    I am very interested in Pema Chodron’s teachings, though I have yet to read her books, I would like to her what she has to say about “accessing the brave heart within”.

  • http://profiles.google.com/unicorn39 Lindsay Shugerman

    After reading today’s comment on what we want/mean by being loved, I was stunned.  It hit the problem exactly.  So I would LOVE to have access to the retreat (in person would be best when the time is right…maybe another time), but online is best for now

    I have been through a lot of loss and changes this year (my mom, her brother and two of my dad’s brothers passed), my new husband and I were apart for over 6 months because of a job situation, I’ve had to move 1,600 miles from home leaving friends and family and my own career behind…it is all too much. I could certainly use some guidance and a new way to view these losses and changes, so I can regain my footing and move forward

  • justbreathe

    Your emails are the best part of starting my day.  thank-you for this opportunity!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RENKTX3BP45YGYMMA67D7ECO6E Chrissy

    It would be cool to go to something like this.. :-)

  • Sacinterp

    “When Things Fall Apart” was an inspiration when my father figure and my partner’s father died within 24 hours of one another. It will be 2 years this December, and I would be honored to share in Pema Chodron’s teachings on how to continue to live beautifully in this time of change. Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Sueadair4

    So glad I found your site. I would love to do the online retreat. I read Bounce’s post below and my heart opened. I hope he/she wins. 

  • Theresa

    I have been a Pema junkie for years and have always wanted to experience her live with her gifted wisdom ,insight and sense of humor.I need this.I really do.I am sending out love,energy and abundance.Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Carole

    Im just beginning to learn what Mindfulness is in its true sense.My practice will make it my perfect!
    Ive been wanting to do a Retreat all year and haven’t been able to for various reasons. This would make me….

  • http://twitter.com/SusanLynnWhite Susan Lynn White

    I’d love to participate in this retreat via online and dearly appreciate this alternative when one cannot physically attend!

  • Charlotte

    I would be honored to be a part of this retreat. Making this available online is great, so many of us can’t make a trip to Omega.

  • Colleen

    This is wonderful. A cup of tea, an afghan, my computer, and inspiration. I’d love it.

  • Debra Bures

    I love Pema’s writing. Her words resonate with me.

  • http://www.thebestbrainpossible.com/making-friends-with-the-zombies Debbie Hampton

    Pema Chodron’s teachings have changed my life over the last couple of years.  She is my hero!  I would love to win a spot at the retreat.

  • Melissa

    How nice! I love Pema and have been looking at her online conferences for quite some time. Good luck and blessings to all. :)

  • DLCJ

    I have been removing myself from my life for the past few year.  I am working a job in a with hateful leaders and disgusting co-workers.  My husband has been out of work and for many years now and no matter what happens he seems to not be motivated to do anything.  I am trying to regain control of my life and my childrens.  Tiny Buddha has been a huge help since I was introduced to it a couple of months ago.  I know this retreat could help me find solid ground beneath my feet even more. 

  • http://treeluvr87.livejournal.com/ Lisa

    I think that a retreat like this one could inspire me to make some big changes that I’ve been afraid of moving forward with. Metta to all.

  • Jesalyn

    I just discovered Pema at a yoga festival this year (someone was reading “Pocket Pema” while waiting for the next class) She has such great wisdom, it has been great being introduced to her works. It’s great to know she is doing good work and sharing it with those who cannot be there in person

  • Shannon

    This is amazing.  I am right there. I love Pema Chodron. One of my favorite quotes “One can appreciate & celebrate each moment — there’s nothing more sacred. There’s nothing more vast or absolute. In fact, there’s nothing more!” 

  • Transformational Coaching

    This is great timing!  So many of us are in change and transition!
    I am and most of the people I talk to have some major shift happening!  Taking a Buddhist approach will certainly be helpful!
    I would love to attend.
    Thanks for doing this!

  • Linnaeab

    Pema Chodron’s books have taken me through difficult and scary situations since I moved back to the USA 13 years ago. Her teachings are based on the traditional Buddhism I studied and practiced while living in India, but taught in a way that makes sense to life in the West. She is a master who is just like the 99% of us who are step-by-step changing our minds and thus our lives and our contribution to the world. She is the epitome of compassion in action.Since I lost my job 6 months ago, I have been selling books that I thought I would read, but never got around to it. All of these are out-of-print books of Buddhist teachings that I am selling at 50% of their original cost so that the teachings can help people that may not have the resources to afford the prices other people are charging. Thus people learn from incredible teachings, and I can buy inexpensive food to keep me healthy so I can continue my spiritual growth and contribute my gifts to help the world be a better place.A few weeks ago, I realized I had a treasure that could help others … CDs of Pema Chodron’s teachings that I had listened to once, and integrated into my life. I wanted to share these precious teachings with others, and so I decided to sell them all at a very reasonable price. All but one were bought within a week! And because of that my 5 rescued dogs have another few weeks of food.It would be so fortunate to participate in Pema’s virtual retreat as her teachings show us how to use traditional Buddhism to face the challenges all of us are going through together. Without a “scholarship”, I don’t believe I could afford $85, since paying for housing, food for my 5 rescued giant breed dogs, and myself are top priority.Whoever does receive the bounty of the 3 scholarships, may you be happy, may you be healthy. May you dedicate your lives to helping others, just as Pema is doing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lisa-Hearn/655766443 Lisa Hearn

    I love that the world is becoming smaller and more accessible to everyone virtually every day.  An in person retreat is such an incredible blessing…one that not everyone has the opportunity to partake in.  Attending virtually is such an amazing gift to the world.  Thank you Pema, Shambhala Publications., and Tiny Buddha!

  • http://twitter.com/sineadmacmanus Sinead Mac Manus

    I first came across Pema on my first mindfulness meditation weekend retreat in south London a year ago. A fellow student mentioned her books and I bought one there and then. Her wise and amusing words never fail to comfort and enlighten.

    Thanks for sharing this Lori.

  • Abby

    I live in the city and province that is the centre of Shambhala Buddhism, but I don’t take advantage of it enough. I’d love to do this!

  • Crystal Cusimano

    Love Pema and would grateful for an opportunity to participate in this event. 

  • KS

    Thanks you for offering the retreat online.  In a time where I am recognizably tired and have been and now I am transitioning from school to work there is a lot of lingering fear of the unknown and uncertainty about what step to take next. I would love to have an opportunity to view this podcast about uncertainty and change online. It sounds inspiring.

  • Amber

    What a great way to share using technology.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kurtmaddox Kurt DeWayne Maddox

    Attending either way but it’s always fun to WIN :)

  • JoGo

    I’m entering on behalf of my dear friend who is struggling with a deep depression after very difficult year involving getting fired, a family suicide and a break-up with her partner. She has been reading and listening to Pema but this virtual retreat will surely help her move through this painful time.

  • Katherine Mancuso

    I’ve been reading Pema Chodron’s books and I would really enjoy winning this – it’s just the right time in my life to experience more of her teachings.  Thanks for both the discount code and the giveaway!

  • kalium

    I would love the opportunity to learn and grow with Pema. Her books have touched my life.

  • http://twitter.com/Stormysu Stormysu

    The great thing about Pema, no matter how many times I listen to or read her explorations and teachings, I hear something new or it takes on a new texture as I move and grow.  What a gift to the world she is!

  • Michele

    Pena has helped me to “get unstuck”. I look to her to guide me during major life transitions, as well as, daily struggles. I can’t wait to be part of jthisnretreat!

  • Leisha

    Pema Chodron really is such an amazing woman! This is a great opportunity to be able to attend one of her workshops from the other side of the country. I believe that we are all facing a lot of change in our lives at this time, it would be amazing to learn from her on the subject. It helps not only to heal the participants, but to continue on and heal the people in their lives!

  • Mardijourney

    Any gathering with this intention & with her is bound to be pure bliss

  • Deb

    I’ve seen firsthand how Pema has helped changed the life of my wonderful partner and I’m eager to learn more from her myself. She’s a true gift to the planet!

  • AK

    Pema’s books have been a cherished resource for me during hard times. This sounds like a great event. 

  • Emmafitewassilak

    !!!

  • Tigerlily

    Pema’s words of wisdom on pain speak volumes to me.  I adore her teachings and hope to be able to participate in this retreat.