• <span style="font-weight: 400; color: #336600">Working With Adversity</span>

Working with Adversity

Lopön Barbara Ryan

Lopön Barbara Ryan

A difficult and challenging time can be taken as the opportunity to express in the outer world our highest inner understanding of the teachings of the Buddhadharma. In the face of rising tensions and difficulties, it is important to honor what we have learned from our practice and study about how to embody wisdom, strength, patience, and inner stillness. In this way even the most arduous trials can be met with confidence in our inherent Buddhanature and the motivation to be of benefit to others.

In this weekend program, we will incorporate both the teachings of H.E. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche on “Spiritual Practice at Times of Crisis” given at Lotus Garden this summer as well as her teachings given at Mindrol Ösel Ling on “Karma and the Importance of Merit”.

Note: There will be a follow-up study group in November led by Julie Heegaard. Date TBA.

This program is open to everyone.

Program Schedule

(end times are approximate)

Friday, November 2, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Public Talk by Lopön Barbara

Saturday, November 3, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Teaching Session with Lopön Barbara

Saturday, November 3 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Teaching Session with Lopön Barbara

Sunday 10:00am – 12:00pm
Practice Session led by Lopön Barbara (Open to all)

Sunday 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Open Community Gathering (coffee, tea and dessert provided)

Note: Everyone is invited to the Sunday Morning Practice and the Community Gathering, whether or not you are a program participant.


Full Weekend: $125 / $112.50 (supporting members paying $50/m or more)
Friday Only: $15