9-11 am Personal Practice
11 am Lecture "The Four Basic Thoughts"
1-3 pm Lunch
3-5 pm Personal practice
5:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Lecture "Compassion and Wisdom"
9-11 am Personal practice
11 am Lecture "Enlightened Mind- Bodhicittta"
** Alternate Saturday Schedule if Lama Ole Streaming available **
8-10 am Lama Ole Streaming at the center
10-12 pm Personal Practice
12- 2 pm Lunch
2 pm Lecture
4-6 pm Personal practice
6 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Lecture
After meditating for many years and experiencing teachers and methods from different Buddhist traditions, Gretchen took refuge with Lama Ole Nydhal in 1996 and co-founded the Portland Diamond Way Buddhist Center two months later. She worked as a dietitian and counselor in private practice specializing in eating disorders, and now counsels people to help them discover and deepen in their spirituality. She taught health related topics and hatha yoga for many years and began teaching meditation to beginners in 2000. She has been teaching in Diamond Way centers since 2006. She and her husband, Jim, have been happily together since 1982.