Maintaining Our Practice & Awareness of Bodhicitta
with Paula Chichester

Paula Chichester is pleased to share with you tips to remember bodhicitta throughout the day, especially for a busy day. She will offer Mayahana Mind Trainings she learned from Lama Yeshe, Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche and many great Tibetan Masters. The evening will begin with general meditation for relaxation and developing awareness and then we will discuss and practice the mind and body exercises that have transformed her life. Easy to learn, these awareness tips can transform our daily experience into meaningful and pleasurable dharma days of love, compassion, empathy and wisdom.


About the Teacher

At Lama Yeshe’s encouragement, Paula Chichester entered the life of a meditator in 1983 when she did her first year-long retreat in the wilderness of Northern California. Lama Yeshe emphasized over and over again: the study of dharma isn’t enough. “You are too intellectual!” he would say. Scriptural knowledge is just the beginning; we need to contemplate, meditate, if we wish to transform our bodies, our voices and our minds. This evening’s talk will be more of an experiential approach to Lama Tsong Khapa’s seminal work, derived from Paula’s decades of study and meditation under the guidance of Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche and inspired by the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the great masters from Tibet. For more about Paula, see