Thursday, June 4, 2015

Pema Chodron and k.d. lang coming to UCLA

American Tibetan-Buddhist nun, bestselling author, and beloved meditation teacher Pema Chödrön has touched the lives of millions with her down-to-earth guidance for becoming happier, “saner” people in an ever-changing and challenging world.

Grammy award-winning recording artist and Buddhist practitioner k.d. lang has likewise been a source of inspiration worldwide through her music, songwriting, and soaring vocals.

Lesbian k.d. lang to appear with Pema Chodron at UCLA's Royce Hall, June 20 (
When Things Fall Apart
An Evening with Pema Chödrön and k.d. lang is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join these two extraordinary women who are both uniquely gifted “instruments of the [Mahayana] dharma,” helping many to soften and open their hearts.

Moderated by Sounds True publisher and founder Tami Simon, this night of discovery and insight will support both The Pema Chödrön Foundation and Tools for Peace.

The evening will begin with a dialogue with Pema Chödrön, who will share her insights into life's “big questions” -- including how we can begin to face uncertainty and engage the unknown -- along with practical guidance in becoming more vulnerable, authentic, and present with ourselves and with each other.

Living Beautifully with Change
Then k.d. lang will join the conversation, speaking about her personal approach to creativity and the roles that trust, devotion, and surrender play in that process, the surprising parallels between the journeys of the artist and the meditator, and more.

The evening concludes with a special musical performance by k.d. lang, who will offer a selection of songs with a piano accompaniment, buoyed by the incredible acoustics of Royce Hall. More

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