ONLINE • Summer Seminar II: Living Wisdom and Compassion
Holly Gayley and Loden Nyima
July 1–15, 2021
Tuition - 400/550/750
The second Summer Seminar track, entitled “Living Wisdom and Compassion,” focuses on the Mahayana teachings, oriented toward awakening for the benefit of all beings. Select topics are chosen each year, and practitioners are encouraged to return and continue the journey together. The principal topic of this year’s Seminar will be the teachings of “Lojong” or “Mind-Training.” These teachings show us how to tap into our innate wisdom and compassion in order to engage in personal and social transformation and be of service in the world. Lojong also offers pragmatic instructions for living with compassion, courage, patience, and wisdom within the challenges of everyday life.
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Holly Gayley is Associate Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on Buddhist literature in contemporary Tibet with special attention to gender and ethics. She is author of Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet (2016), co-editor of A Gathering of Brilliant Moons: Practice Advice from the Rimé Masters of Tibet (2017), and translator of Inseparable Across Lifetimes: The Lives and Love Letters of Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tāre Lhamo (2019). As a senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition, Holly regularly leads meditation workshops and retreats. https://hollygayley.org/
Gelong Loden Nyima is a fully ordained Buddhist monk. He lived at Gampo Abbey from 2009 – 2017 where he practiced intensively, completed Shedra studies, and served in various roles including as a Shastri. He now lives at Shambhala Mountain Center where he serves as Resident Teacher, as a founding faculty member for the Summer Seminar, Werma Assembly, and other programs. He spends a portion of each year in retreat, frequently travels to continue his own dharma education, and can often be seen jogging around the land at SMC.