Beyond Hope and Fear – Becoming Fully Human Along the Path to Freedom

Friday, January 31st: 7:00–8:30pm

Saturday, February 1st: 9:00am–5:00pm

Sunday, February 2nd: 9:00am–5:00pm

At the heart of everything we do is a desire to experience the happiness and ease that we imagine to be possible. We'll explore the uplifting and empowering message of the Buddha, that the essential nature of any experience we might have, however difficult or confusing, is a wisdom that is open and compassionately connected to the world.

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About Tim Olmsted

Tim began his Buddhist studies in 1977 under the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in Boulder, Colorado. In 1981, Trungpa Rinpoche invited Mingyur Rinpoche’s father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, to teach in Boulder. Profoundly moved by him, Tim and his family moved just a few months later to Kathmandu to study with Tulku Urgyen and his sons. During the twelve years that he lived in Nepal, Tim studied with many of the older teachers living there and worked as a psychotherapist serving the international community. In 2000, Tim moved to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where he served for three years as the director of Gampo Abbey, the largest residential Buddhist monastery in North America. He is presently the president of the Pema Chödrön Foundation, which supports Gampo Abbey.

In 2003, after a visit by Mingyur Rinpoche to Gampo Abbey, Tim started the Yongey Foundation to support and promote Mingyur Rinpoche’s activities in the West. Tim lives with his wife Glenna in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where he leads an active community that follows Mingyur Rinpoche’s teachings and those of his family lineage.

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