About this event
This event is FREE but registration is required to attend.
Saturday, August 7th 1-3pm EST.
Creating Compassionate Identities (CCI) is a training program that arose at the intersection of social engagement and contemplative practice. Inspired by the ideas of the Indian philosopher Shantideva — and the “universal responsibility” teachings of the Dalai Lama — CCI takes the participants through three consecutive steps that help them establish a better foundation for compassionate perception of the world and wise commitment to social change.
In this free information session Lobsang Tenpa will take us through an overview of the three main steps of the program—essentially, an exploration of how a dance between our conventional identity and our spacious natural awareness can empower us to better show up for ourselves and others. The session will include a guided meditation and some time for Q&A.
For further information & to register for Creating Compassionate Identities (CCI), a 6-session program beginning Nov. 7, please click here.
Lobsang Tenpa is a certified Cultivating Emotional Balance teacher, meditation instructor and Buddhist translator. Born in Siberia, he got his BA and MA in South Asian Studies at the diplomatic college in Moscow and went on to become an ordained monastic and a translator in the Tibetan contemplative tradition. In addition to his Buddhist studies and translator work, Tenpa has been working with secular ethics and secular mindfulness courses for almost a decade. Further developing his skills while studying in Nepal, the UK and the US, he has taught and led short and long-term retreats in Europe, Asia and North America. In addition, he has served as the interpreter for such teachers as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Venerable Thubten Chodron, Dr. Alan Wallace, Glen Svensson, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and many others. https://lobsangtenpa.com.
“My passion in this work is helping people find a deep yet accessible level of contemplative practice that comes out of the profound Buddhist methods & helps them establish a meaningful and deeply satisfying lifestyle imbued with a sense of compassionate responsibility.”
*Limited financial assistance is available prioritizing those with financial need, front-line workers, trans-identifying, non-binary, queer, indigenous, black, and other POC.