The Search for the Elusive Self

April 5 – 7
Led by Ösel Ling Resident Director Julie Heegaard

Our lives are consumed by an effort to build up, promote, protect, and preserve the self. But do we really know what this “self” consists of? Is there really a “me” that is constant over time, unique and independent of others, and identifiable? If so, what are its qualities? Where does it reside? How does it “look”?

The Buddhist teachings on selflessness challenge our unexamined assumptions about this self and suggest it does not exist in the way we think it does. With these traditional teachings as our guides, as well as teachings by Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, during this program we will search for the unchanging, independent, identifiable “me.” We will also consider how the results of this search might impact our relationship with ourselves, others, and the phenomenal world.


Friday: 7:00 – 8:30 pm (talk)
Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (talks and discussion; *lunch break)
Sunday: 10:00am -12:00 noon (Practice Session)
Sunday: Community Gathering, 12:00 noon


Friday only: $15
Entire Weekend: $108
Note: There may be an additional $10 fee for the community lunch.

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