March 28 at 6:30 p.m. and March 29 at 7:30 p.m.
The Buddha Walks into a Bar is Lodro Rinzler’s introduction to Buddhism for anyone who wants to ride the waves of life with mindfulness and compassion. Join the author and teacher for a discussion on how to apply various forms of compassion to long-term relationships, dating, and even our sex life.
29-year old Lodro Rinzler is a practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. He began meditating as a child and sat retreats as a teenager, even going as far as attending a silent month-long retreat during which he shaved his head and took monastic robes and vows.
When he left for college he received two heirlooms from his parents. From his father, a mala which he had used to recite mantras. From his mother, her father’s flask. He utilized both greatly in the four years ahead. During that time Lodro became a Vajrayana student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He also established Buddhist House, an eighteen person dorm at Wesleyan University which hosts a large meditation room. He began teaching meditation at that time.
After leaving college he was recruited to the position of the Executive Director of the Boston Shambhala Center. He began leading numerous workshops at meditation centers and college campuses throughout the United States. Lodro currently serves as the Head of Development for Shambhala internationally.
Lodro has a knack for showing how the Buddhist teachings can have a positive impact on every little nook and cranny of your life – whether you’re interested in being a Buddhist or not. His column What Would Sid Do (Sid = Siddhartha, the Buddha) has appeared regularly on Beliefnet.com since 2009, and his posts there have also appeared in the Huffington Post.
The Buddha Walks into a Bar is a book for those who are spiritual but not religious, who are disillusioned by the state of the world, who are sick of their jobs (and just started last Tuesday), who like drinking beer and having sex and hate being preached at, who are striving to deepen their social interactions beyond the digital realms of Twitter and Facebook.
The March 28th discussion will take place at Books & Books, located at 265 Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables at 6:30 p.m., while the March 29th appearance will be hosted at the Standard Hotel, located at 40 Island Avenue in Miami Beach at 7:30 p.m. To RSVP and purchase tickets for this event please call the spa 305.673.1717 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134