“The pain and suffering of trauma is a sign that we need to go in a new direction. By looking inward we begin to see and then make friends with how we magnify and hold on to the pain. We then purge the suffering with wisdom and apply loving kindness to the wound.” — Lama Tsultrim Yeshe
Buddhism has a lot to say about suffering – its source, its cause, and how it can be relieved. This retreat combined knowledge gained from Western psychological science and Buddhist teachings, and was designed to help people of all denominations recover from traumatic experiences and loss. Creativity was also used to explore healing through the arts.
Lama Yeshe writes: The weekend went very, very well. I am so pleased people received so much benefit. Yes, there were some difficult material to work with, but much was processed.
Retreatants have shared their stories of both pain and peace, challenge and courage. Lama Yeshe brought his usual mix of wise methods to heal, and lots of humor.
Trish Malone shared how western Psychology and science are validating this 2,500 year old body of precious knowledge.
Lama Yeshe is the resident lama at KTC Hay River, an affiliate of KTD monastery in western Wisconsin. To inquire about speaking engagements or to see a schedule of upcoming events see their website at www.ktchayriver.org.