Opening to Our Ancestral Karma: Embodying a Path to Healing

with Ellen Mains

January 13th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room


    As we explore our individual karmic inheritances, we discover unexpected gifts, guidance, and opportunities for healing as well as challenging habitual patterns and ancestral trauma. In this experiential workshop we will engage with our inherited resources of strength and wisdom as well as energies we may wish to transform.

    We will begin with a guided, body-oriented meditation to access our grounded felt sense and inner resources of presence and wisdom. Within a framework of gentle exploration, we will engage movement in space, heart-centered inquiry, dialog, and discussion to explore the dimensions of ancestral karma we may be carrying, and how we can engage with them.

    In addition to creating a safe space for connecting with, healing, and transforming challenging karmic inheritances, we will also discover resources of ancestral and lineage support—and how to invite more of their healing and supportive presence in our lives.

    All are welcome! $20 suggested donation.

    Ellen Korman Mains is the daughter of Holocaust survivors and a senior Shambhala teacher who became a student of Chögyam Trungpa in 1971. She has spent twelve years exploring and integrating her family history of genocide and forced migration, and her new book is Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust.

    Ellen will share her journey and read excerpts from her memoir at Boulder Book Store on Thursday, Jan 10th at 7:30pm. The bookstore event costs $5, good toward any purchase that evening, or $5 off Ellen’s book any time.