Events

July 25, 2018 5:00-6:00PM

Inner Peace as a Way of Life

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library,

4 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, “World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.”

I will tell the story of my own journey into studying Buddhism, how I came to write books based on Shantideva’s teachings of The Six Perfections, and about the every-day practicality of certain Buddhist principles such as Interdependence, Impermanence, Karma and Equanimity and how understanding and working with these principles can help cultivate peace.

 

May 12, 2018  11:00AM-12:30PM

Do Ngak Kunphen Ling (DNKL – 30 Putnam Park Road, Redding, CT 06896

Inner Peace as a Way of Life: His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, “World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.”

I will tell the story of my own journey into studying Buddhism, how I came to write books based on Shantideva’s teachings of The Six Perfections, and about the every-day practicality of certain Buddhist principles such as Interdependence, Impermanence, Karma and Equanimity and how understanding and working with these principles can help cultivate peace.Record producer and Ridgefield resident, Gary Lefkowith will introduce the event. He and I will perform some of our original music.

#Buddhism #Compassion #Shantideva

 

February 25, 2018  2:00PM

Ridgefield Public Library, Ridgefield, CT

Inner Peace as a Way of Life: His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, “World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.”

I will tell the story of my own journey into studying Buddhism, how I came to write books based on Shantideva’s teachings of The Six Perfections, and about the every-day practicality of certain Buddhist principles such as Interdependence, Impermanence, Karma and Equanimity and how understanding and working with these principles can help cultivate peace.Record producer and Ridgefield resident, Gary Lefkowith will introduce the event. He and I will perform some of our original music.

 

With Nawang Khechog and Tencho Gyatso at Ridgefield Playhouse. Photo by Michelle Grace Weik

June 17, 2017 7:30PM

Living Compassion: The Dalai Lama’s Life Story in Music, Words, and Pictures. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT

I’ll accompany Nawang Khechog in improvised music during a performance that will include the Dalai Lama’s niece, Tencho Gyatso telling the story of the Dalai Lama’s  journey from Tibet and his fascinating,  compassionately lived life as he has filled his role as a world leader and one of the most beloved men of our time. At Ridgefield Playhouse. Read more:

 

May 6, 2017  3PM

I’ll be talking about How Patience Works at Burgundy Books Spring Festival at the Water’s Edge Resort on May 6th. The festival runs from 11-5. I’m scheduled to speak around 3PM

July 11, 2016 – 7-8:30PM

Your Life is Your Art –Understanding the Creative Power of Mindfulness

Your life is your most creative and most important work of art, and you as the artist, are shaping it moment by moment by the choices you make. Even if you’ve never held a paintbrush or a musical instrument, or written a poem, your nature is creative by the very fact that you are alive and capable of thought. Each choice begins with a thought —and it is the awareness of these thoughts that I refer to when I talk about the creative power of mindfulness. Your life is your poetry, your song—your masterpiece.

All are welcome to an evening of discussion and exploration, including the creative potential during life’s transitions. You will be introduced to some ideas and tools that you can immediately put to use. There is no charge for attendance.

 

July 11, 2016,  7-8:30PM Brookfield Town Hall, 2nd Floor, 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT 06804

#mindfulness

 

 

April 30, 2015   – 6-8PM

Literature at The Loft—”Beauty from Within”

The Loft Salon and Spa – 1051 Long Ridge Road – Stamford, CT

Book talk and discussion – How the Six Perfections taught by eighth century Master Shantideva continue to help develop a peaceful mind.

 

 

December 21, 2014   11:00AM-12:30PM

All are welcome to an informal talk and discussion held at DNKL in Redding, CT.  I will talk about my Buddhist practice and its influence in my music and writing.

Do Ngak Kunphen Ling – 30 Putnam Park Road – Redding, CT 06896

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