contest – win a weekend with pema chödrön

by michelle on October 23, 2011

The best part? It’s from the comfort of your own home.

In the past month alone I’ve received comments and messages like:

I feel like I need a break before I break!
I’m craving deeper study and teachings.
The message of simplicity is calling me but I don’t know where to start.
I’m going through a huge transition right now and having a hard time staying grounded.

Maybe you can’t leave home for a whole weekend, maybe finances prohibit you from getting out of town or taking an expensive course. These are real life considerations.

For all its fault and folly, the magic of the internet makes it possible to get your needs met without the burden of travel.

And thanks to the generosity of Shambala Publications who donated a ticket, you have the chance to win free access to an incredible teaching weekend with Pema Chödrön.

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change

October 28-30, 2011

(Is it just me or does that topic have a lot of meaning right now?)

This may be the last time to see Pema teach before she goes on retreat for a year. Her books are amazing, her talks are amazing — this is a chance to spend a virtual weekend with her (and you’ll have access to the video until 12/31/11).

Signing up to win

Of course you want to win! Thank goodness it’s easy to enter.

Leave a comment.

Yep, that’s it. Any kind of comment on this post will enter you into the drawing. Nice comments might get you a better parking spot at Costco.

If you want extra entries you can post on Facebook or tweet about the contest (linking to this post) up to three times a day.

Out of all the comments and posts/tweets, a random winner will be drawn on Thursday, October 27th at 8 am Pacific time.

Read more about the virtual weekend with Pema. Leave a comment to enter; increase your chances with Twitter and Facebook. Winner will be notified via email.

Good luck!


{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Amanda October 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm

This retreat seems tailor made. Thanks for the opportunity, Michelle!


Leili Learning Life October 24, 2011 at 12:08 am

Uncertainty and change…yes. (Which reminds me, I have a copy of the Uncertainty book to give you.)

Will tweet and FB for sure.


Kim October 24, 2011 at 12:37 am

You’re one of my favorite bloggers, encouragers, leaders, lovers, singers, writers, movers, shakers, laughers, prophets, fairies, hearts ever. I love this contest! I love parking karma at costcooo…..I love you.


FlyingYogini October 24, 2011 at 11:09 am

WOWSA! what a cool giveaway. you are awesome.. I love the depth of what you share and how you remind us that we are all just reg folks and wonderful yogis at the same time. i’m in!


Rachel October 24, 2011 at 11:48 am

Very cool. Thanks for the opportunity to enter. I’m glad the videos will be available online since I doubt I’d find the time to “attend” live…..


lma October 24, 2011 at 11:51 am

Isn’t there some beauty to be found in uncertainty and change? Great idea for the contest!


Georgia Cyr October 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Pema Chodron is amazing! What an awesome opportunity.


Traci October 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I was JUST about to sign up for the virtual retreat when I read this post! who knows, maybe today is my lucky day?! Though I am still so behind the times and have no clue how to Facebook and Tweet, I certainly know how to comment! Thanks much for bringing this opportunity – and fun excitement – to this cozy community :)


Jacqueline October 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm

That would be nice right about now. Winning, that is.


emma October 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm

sooo…. on other note. i signed up for email updates for this site (twice) but ain’t getting none. shall i try again? or can you just sign me up?


michelle October 24, 2011 at 1:58 pm

thanks for letting me know, emma. that stinks! i added your address and they should send you a confirmation message. sorry for the trouble :)


Jeanine October 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I enjoy reading Pema’s books. I’m sure the virtual week-end would be inspiring. I look forward to many good things to come on your Love Wasting Time site.


Tami -- Teacher Goes Back to School October 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm

me! me! pick me!

i heart you AND pema.


Stephanie Wilson October 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Love Pema and would learn a lot from this class!


Alicia October 24, 2011 at 5:28 pm

I would love to do this retreat. Especially relevant. Pick me?!


kathleen October 24, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Your new site is beautiful…looks like I’m going to Love Wasting Time here ;-)
Thanks for the great opportunity to win a weekend with Pema!
love and light


Robert Webster October 24, 2011 at 9:47 pm

LOVE the new website Michelle! Thanks to you and all the IAY crew! You’ve made a difference for me and I tell everyone about IAY!


Brittany October 24, 2011 at 10:26 pm

This is definitely the best blog contest I have ever seen!!

Thanks, Michelle!


luisa October 25, 2011 at 1:16 am

Wow, what an amazing prize, Ive been on & off the path to Buddhism for 18 years, but since my hubby passed away 10 months ago, Im really searching for change……..


brettlisa October 25, 2011 at 7:20 am

i would love to win this for my husband. good luck with your new website.


alison October 25, 2011 at 11:00 am

LOVE your blog! Pema’s teachings have changed my life. Here’s hoping I win!


Meg October 25, 2011 at 11:14 am

I have an intention set to someday get to see/hear Pema live. Her life & work has meant so much to me.


KitKat October 27, 2011 at 12:21 am

Oh, I ADORE Pema! What a great little contest. And appropriate during this season of many changes.


Leslie McFadden October 27, 2011 at 1:05 am

I happily join the chorus of yogis who Michelle inspires AND who also admire Pema AND who would love to win this contest! Leslie


michelle October 27, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Oh how I wish could ALL win the ticket for this weekend!! The winner’s name has been drawn from a hat and notified by email.

Best to all…


Darcy November 19, 2011 at 5:22 pm

I love your blog. I don’t even know how I originally came upon it. But I find it enlightening and thought provoking, and I really appreciate what you have to say.
Thank you for sharing your heart with us.


michelle November 19, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Thank you so much, Darcy. I hope the message is helpful and a reminder to all of us to take care of ourselves! Hope to hear from you again soon…


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