Overcoming Harmful Habits

Event Date: 
May 1, 2015 - 7:00pm - May 3, 2015 - 4:30pm
We all form attachments to things and people – it is part of being human. However, some attachments can overwhelm us, leading to harmful habits or addictions, such as spending hours on our cell phone or the internet, drinking too much, overspending, overeating, or staying in unhealthy relationships. Bad habits and addictions limit our freedom, may create damaging living patterns causing us to lose balance or function in life, and may seriously erode our healthy self-esteem.
This weekend workshop can help those who are wrestling with overpowering attachments or bad habits, as well as anyone who is supporting a person dealing with these. Lama Yeshe Ling is delighted again to host Venerable Amy Miller as she explores how to overcome these problems using mindful awareness, self-compassion and wisdom.

We are delighted to welcome Venerable Amy Miller to lead us through this challenging topic.

Overcoming Harmful Habits

* Public Talk - Friday May 1, 7 - 9pm

* 2 Day Workshop - Saturday May 2 & Sunday May 3;  9:30 - 4:30pm


East Plains United Church
375 Plains Road East (North East of Waterdown Rd.)
Burlington, Ontario L7T 2C6

Public Talk - by Donation

Weekend workshop - $95
Full Time Student and Senior Registration - $75
Please consider asking for a bursary, by contact us at registrations@lamayesheling.org, or by calling 905 296 3728. We wish everyone to be able to attend.   

You may join in a simple vegetarian potluck or bring or head out for your own lunch.

NOTE:While the Public Talk is a stand alone event, if you are registering for the weekend workshop we request that you also attend the Public Talk.     

You may register online, by email, registrations@lamayesheling.org, or by calling 905 296 3728.

Amy Miller (Ven. Losang Chodren) first encountered Tibetan Buddhism in the spring of 1987 during a course at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Since then, she has spent a great deal of time engaged in meditation retreats, study, teaching, and Buddhist center management throughout the world.

From 1992-1995 she managed Tse Chen Ling Center in San Francisco, California after which she served as director of Vajrapani Institute, also in California, from 1995-2004. From 1998-2002, she was also the manager of the Lawudo Retreat Fund, which supports the center in which the sacred cave of Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche is located in the Mt. Everest region of Nepal. In 2004, she completed a seven-month solitary retreat in California. For most of 2005 and 2006, she organized international teaching tours for and traveled with the esteemed Tibetan Buddhist master, Ven. Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche. Amy has also had the good fortune to visit Tibet in 1987 and again in 2001 as a pilgrimage leader for the Institute of Noetic Science in the United States. She has also led pilgrimages in India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim for the Liberation Prison Project.

Amy was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 by the great Tibetan master, Ven. Choden Rinpoche, and has been teaching extensively since 1992. Her teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living.

Amy is the co-author of Buddhism in a Nutshell, and a contributor to Living in the Path, a series of online courses produced by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).



East Plains United Church
375 Plains Road East
Burlington, ON
Phone: (905)-296-3728