(Eagle Rock) THE WHEEL OF LIFE--The Six Realms: A Workshop
with David Nichtern
The Buddhist painting called The Wheel of Life, an ancient image describing the process of karma, teaches that we are trapped in a projected reality of six different realms through which we repeatedly cycle. These realms are based on fixation on bliss, jealousy and competition, hope and fear, dullness, craving and addiction, and anxiety, rage, and depression. If any of these sound familiar you should come! All levels are welcome to attend.
The Workshop will include lectures, meditation instruction and practice (each of the 6 realms has an accompanying practice to work with that particular mode of confusion and suffering), and rich, lively discussions. The new Wheel of Life that David had drawn especially for this book and these workshops updates this powerful, timeless teaching and presents the psychology of the realms in contemporary imagery - rendering it accessible and immediately helpful for people like us - living in this crazy, mixed up 21st century.
All workshop participants will receive a copy of David's book. Immediately following the workshop and included in the cost of the workshop will be a discussion, booksigning and reception. (Workshop participants do not need to register for the 4 - 6 pm event.)
"Awakening from the Daydream repurposes for our times an ancient map to freedom, giving us a smart and sure way to break out of our habitual grooves. Nichtern speaks to us with a voice witty and wise. Deep wisdom in a spot-on package." — Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
About the teacher/author:
David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He was one of the initial American students of Trungpa Rinpoche and studied closely with him soon after his arrival to the United States in 1970. David has been co-director of the LA Shambhala Center and Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont, as well as Director of Expansion for Shambhala Training International.