Encouraging Ourselves

Encouraging Ourselves

When we feel discouraged about ourselves, or about our ability to practice the dharma or meditation, we need to find ways to stay encouraged about dharma – and about life. This talk begins with KTC Sangha friends sharing the methods they use to stay encouraged, and ends with a lesson about the Buddha’s ultimate teaching about encouragement – connecting with our Buddha Nature.

Encouraging Ourselves
General Talk

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Lama Kathy Wesley

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Kathy Wesley (Lama Gyurme Chötsö) has studied Tibetan Buddhism since 1977. She has been active in the Columbus Karma Thegsum Choling since its inception in 1977, and has served the center in a variety of roles, including meditation instructor, newsletter editor and secretary. From 1986 until 1991, she was the center’s administrative director. Lama Kathy now serves the Columbus KTC as its resident teacher.

From June 1993 until May 1996, Kathy participated in a three-year retreat led by the Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at the Karmé Ling Retreat Center in Delhi, N.Y. You can learn more about her at lamakathy.net