Dharma Talk: Tales & Teachings from Gampo Abbey

with Rachel Nixon
Thursday, November 7, 6-8 p.m.
 
*Note: This is the opening talk for the Fall Weekthun!
 
We are delighted to continue our Dharma Talk series on the first Thursday of the month. The evening includes meditation, a talk, discussion, and time for visiting. Tea and snacks will be served.
 
What happens when you sit in mediation for six hours a day for six weeks in a row on the edge of cliff? Join Rachel Nixon for joyful stories and honest tales from last year's Winter Yarne Retreat with Ani Pema Chödrön and the monastic community at Gampo Abbey in northern Nova Scotia. Rachel will invite discussion about the Paramitas -- generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, meditation, and wisdom -- which were studied in depth at the Abbey and will be explored at the Fall Weekthun. This dharma talk is the opening talk for the Fall Weekthun.
 
Everyone is welcome. 
 
Suggested donation: $15-20
 
Rachel Nixon was first introduced to Buddhist teachings in 1999 through Pema Chödrön's writings. Over the years, she has developed a personal meditation practice and has trained at Shambhala Meditation Centers in Maine, Vermont, New York, Colorado, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, as well as Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts. Rachel attended the seven-week Winter Yarne Retreat with Ani Pema at Gampo Abbey in 2019. She currently serves as the Director of Rockland Shambhala, and she is a trained Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor. In addition to teaching, she loves to sail, visit islands, swim, and go on adventures with her family.