The curriculum is based on the book, Medicine and Compassion, by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and David R Shlim MD. Retreats are taught by David R Shlim MD, and sometimes guest teachers including Lama Oser and Phakchok Rinpoche.
We welcome you to enjoy the video testimonials from past retreats below!
July 1-3, 2022 @ NUI Galway, Ireland
The Retreat at NUI Galway will be taught by David R Shlim MD and supported by Dr Eva Flynn. Dr. Flynn is a Lecturer in General Practice, and the Lead for Student Wellbeing/Mindful Learning and Performance in the Discipline of General Practice at the School of Medicine, NUIG. This Retreat includes stimulating lecture and discussion sessions. On Saturday evening, we will share a gala dinner to support us in connecting casually.
September 28-October 1st, 2022 @ Turpin Meadow Ranch
The Retreat at Turpin Meadow Ranch will be taught by David R Shlim MD and Lama Oser. Lama Oser was trained in Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s monastery, and has become one of his top teachers. This retreat will also have a special emphasis on developing a personal meditation practice. One-on-one tutoring from Lama Oser will help the retreatants gain confidence in their own method of training in compassion.
If it is your first Retreat at Turpin Meadow Ranch, please email Dr. Shlim to inquire regarding registration.
If you are a returning retreatant, please email Paula to register for 2022.
Spring, 2023 @ Bhutan
The Retreat in Bhutan will be taught by David R Shlim MD and special guests TBA. For 2020 we had planned a retreat in Bhutan and canceled it due to COVID-19. The dream to offer it is still very much on our mind and it will be held when the risk of infection has decreased, and international travel is reasonable.
If you would like to be contacted with more information once we have it, please email Paula.
Testimonials from Past Participants
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I feel that it’s critical at the present time to invest more effort into systematically developing love and compassion. If we could advance the cultivation of love and compassion to the extent we have developed technological improvements, the entire world community would benefit immeasurably.
~Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, From Medicine & Compassion