Pema Chödrön -Smile at Fear: Finding a True Heart of Bravery

October 15, 2010 - October 17, 2010

One of the most distinguished Tibetan Buddhist teachers of our time In one of her final teaching appearances in the San Francisco Bay Area, beloved teacher Ani Pema Chödrön will teach us how to work with our fear and anxiety using gentleness and inquisitiveness. We learn to do this through the practice of meditation which leads us to befriend our fear and helps us find peace in our lives. Ani Pema Chödrön plans to spend more of her time in retreat in the coming years and this is a rare opportunity to spend a full weekend with her in person. This retreat includes additional meditation sessions led by Carolyn Rose Gimian, the editor of Smile at Fear, a recently published book of teachings by the great Tibetan master Pema Chödrön Trungpa, Rinpoche. Pema Chödrön 's accessible style and deep understanding of meditation practice and her insight into how to apply the teachings to everyday life makes this program suitable for those new to meditation as well as longtime practitioners. This special event will sell out quickly. Early registration is suggested. $285 per person (before June 1, 2010); $315 per person (after June 1, 2010) Lunch tickets may be purchased during advance registration (not at the door), or you may bring your lunch. Free parking. This event is a benefit for the Northern California Shambhala meditation centers and the Pema Chödrön Foundation. To register, go to or call 1-800-595-4849