Location: Tuesdays at 6 p.m. | Online via Zoom

Address: 412 Glimmerglen Road, Cooperstown, NY, USA

Contact: [email protected]

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Sadness, Love, Openness: The Buddhist Path to Joy

With Matthew Zalichin

October 24 - December 19, 2023

Our Tuesday evening class will explore the book Sadness, Love, Openness : The Buddhist Path to Joy by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, uncle to Phakchok RinpocheThis book provides students practical guidance for using everyday experiences and emotions as tools for developing our compassion and lessening our negativity. Tuesday classes also give attendees space to gain experience in the practice of meditation and is suitable for all backgrounds.

“Warm and accessible, yet profound and insightful, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche offers compelling advice for our times. This book is a treasure of timeless wisdom that today is needed more than ever.” – Cher

Class Schedule:

Tuesdays, 6 – 7 pm (October 24 – December 19)

Online only.



Matthew Zalichin
Matthew Zalichin began studying Buddhism as an undergraduate in 1971. His teachers include many of the past and current century’s most eminent Tibetan lamas of all main lineages, but principally the Kagyu and Nyingma through his two root gurus Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, whom he met in 1977. He has, for the most part, practiced as a householder in North America, and from roughly 1981-2000 focused on ngondros, various yidam practices, and dharma center administration while working full time, raising a family, paying mortgages, and so on. Authorized as a meditation instructor in 1981, he taught meditation,…
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