Hi friends. I know that many within the community are grappling with uncertainty right now—as really, we always are—and I also know how terrifying it can feel to embrace not knowing. Whether you’re dealing with health issues, unemployment, or relationship struggles, the question of what’s going to happen can keep you up at night. And then there’s the uncertainty in the world at large.
When we’re overwhelmed by groundlessness and fear, it can feel like we’re free-falling with nothing to hold onto. In those moments of panic, we search for something, anything, to help us calm the voice within and cope with the suffering that surrounds us. If there’s one person who we can count on for support in turbulent times, it’s Pema Chödrön.
Pema Chödrön has been a guiding light for millions of people around the world. She has shown us how to appreciate life, embrace uncertainty, and find courage and compassion when things fall apart.
As someone who’s benefitted immensely from Pema’s teachings, I’m excited to share a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear from 11 Buddhist teachers and heart friends inspired by Pema Chödrön. In this life-changing event you’ll explore powerful teachings to transform difficulty and live fearlessly with an open and compassionate heart.
The Wisdom of Pema Chödrön: A Summit of Timeless Teachings to Awaken the Heart is a FREE online event taking place from April 7-11.
When you sign up, you’ll receive a free gift: 5 Teachings of Pema Chödrön (instant PDF download)
Hosted by Krista Tippett, award-winning creator and host of On Being, this free, 5-day summit will include presentations from Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, Gaylon Ferguson, Judy Lief, Fr. Greg Boyle, Tami Simon, Margaret Wheatley, Anam Thubten, Karma Lekshe Tsomo, and Arawana Hayashi.
In addition to the inspiring talks, spiritual teachings, and practice instruction from summit presenters, each day of the summit also includes Tonglen and lojong workshops with Judy Lief and exclusive archival teachings from Pema Chödrön, courtesy of Shambhala Publications.
This free online summit is for you if you’ve found yourself asking:
- How can I shake feelings of restlessness and learn to be okay with uncertainty?
- How can I embrace life’s ups and downs and use challenges to awaken my heart?
- How can I learn to practice loving-kindness when I feel hurt or betrayed?
- How can I move more gracefully through undeniable change?
- How can I bring more joy into my life, and into the lives of others?
As Pema says, “From great suffering can come hatred, resentment, and despair… or from great suffering can come great openness of heart and a great sense of kinship with others.”
I hope you enjoy the summit and learn new ways to cultivate openness, kinship, joy, and resilience, inspired by one of the greatest Buddhist teachers of our time, Pema Chödrön.
If you have any issues signing up or need additional support, please contact Lion’s Roar at firstname.lastname@example.org.