In this installment, Lama Pelma discusses how to take care of relationships before an extended retreat. She raises some profound points that may arise when saying goodbye to loved ones before entering a long-term retreat.
Lama Thubten Pelma is an American Tibetan Buddhist nun who founded the Three Jewels Dharma Center in NYC. For the past 10 years, Lama Pelma has been a student of the masters at Sera Mey Monastery in southern India. In 2003, she completed a silent three-year retreat in the high desert of Arizona. In December 2010, she entered her second three-year retreat near Bowie, Arizona.