This roadmap to happiness is sparked by The Book of Joy (discussions with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu), interwoven with Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and the exploration of the eight pillars of joy (perspective, humility, humor, acceptance, forgiveness, gratitude, compassion, and generosity). Using these tools, learn to cultivate the mind of joy to overcome suffering in the midst of life’s challenges.
Taught by Ven. Amy Miller
Amy J. Miller (Ven. Lobsang Chodren) first encountered Buddhism in 1987 at Kopan Monastery in Nepal and has been ordained since 2000. She has spent a great deal of time engaged in meditation retreats, study, teaching, and Buddhist center management. Prior to studying Buddhism, Amy was a political fundraiser in Washington, DC and also worked for Mother Jones Magazine in San Francisco, California. She also trained as a hospice counselor during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco and offers courses and retreats on death and dying and end-of-life care.
Amy also leads pilgrimages to Buddhist sites. Her next trek is in 2022 to the Lawudo Retreat Center, Mount Everest region of Nepal. A 3-day retreat will be included along with a visit to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s birthplace. See www.AmyMiller.com for more information.
Amy’s teaching style helps people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living.
She is also the co-author of FPMT’s Buddhism in a Nutshell. For more information on Amy’s teaching schedule and courses, see www.AmyMiller.com. Amy currently resides in Philadelphia in the United States.