What happens when a psychiatrist, a nurse, and a Buddhist lama get together to discuss aging and the spiritual life? We hope you will join us for this special workshop about what happens as we age and how aging can be a positive stage in life.
We will share personal stories of aging and advice from Buddhist masters on views and practices that can enhance our spirituality at any age.
While we are focusing on the older dharma practitioner in this program, we enthusiastically welcome all who wish to gain a spiritual view that puts their life and practice into a more coherent whole. Caregivers can find advice for working with aging family members, and younger folks can learn about the aging process and how they can respond to elders in a way that expands their natural compassion.
Want to read along? Here’s a link to a free download of “A Life of Happiness” by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoché, which has informed this class and is a great book for practitioners of all ages: https://dharmaebooks.org/a-life-of-happiness/
Schedule (all times are Eastern Time)
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Lama Tom Broadwater became a student of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche in1999. He completed a 3 year retreat in 2012. He currently serves as an Associate Lama at Columbus Karma Thegsum Chöling Buddhist Meditation Center in Columbus OH. Coal miner 4 years. Social worker and social administrator 35 years. Married 45 years. Father of two daughters and 3 grandchildren.
Sue Erlewine is a Master’s prepared nurse and a certified Chaplain with OhioHealth. She has experience in hospitals, hospice and long term care, and she has been a practitioner in the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism since 1992.
Dr. Connie Jenkins has worked as a psychiatrist for over 25 years. She has a private practice in Pickerington and works for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction as a Physician Administrator. She earned her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at the Cleveland Clinic.