Touching the Present • Download


Exploring the Nature of Self

May 29–31, 2015
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
With Pema Chödrön

“Touching the Present” explores the beliefs and assumptions we make about ourselves, and the world around us, and how they determine whether we experience happiness or sorrow, ease or distress in any given moment.

Pema Chödrön explores with us this subtle process and how we can touch the world in a way that is clear and empathetically connected.

Her assistant teacher, Tim Olmsted, guides us through a meditation practice that allows us to stay balanced and present as we navigate the shifting currents of our lives.

Includes 4 talks by Pema, guided meditations, and question-and-answer sessions with Pema.

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Product Description

Talk 1 by Pema Chödrön (1:36)

Session 1 with Tim Olmsted (0:57)

Talk 2 by Pema Chödrön (2:09)

Session 2 with Tim Olmsted (0:45)

Talk 3 by Pema Chödrön (1:29)

Session 3 with Tim Olmsted (0:52)

Talk 4 by Pema Chödrön (1:53)


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