Odiyan Retreat Center


An Appreciation and Caring Course:
Course 2


  • Learning we have inner knowledge to help us navigate daily challenges
  • Practicing paying attention and staying aware of our inner resources
  • Recognizing what gets in the way of our awareness of the richness within
  • Experiencing the value of accessing and using our inner knowledge
  • Practicing intentional development of our inner knowledge
  • Developing appreciation for our inner treasures.


  •  We will observe how we use and don’t use our inner knowledge
  • We will increase our understanding of what is available to us
  • We will inquire of our experiences to learn why developing inner awareness matters
  • We will develop our appreciation of the treasures we carry within.

“If we could appreciate
our own energy flow,
our rhythms of breathing,
our beating hearts,

we might recover wholeness and balance,
and with it our human dignity.”
Seeing the Beauty of Being,  p.109

Ways to Study and Practice:

Participants will be invited to explore the course topics in various ways: guided practices, Tibetan Yoga, reading texts, sharing discussions, and self-exploration practices during daily activities.


A 6-week Saturday course

April 15 – May 20, 2023
9:00 – 10:30am PDT

Price: $150


Barbara Belew is a Clinical Psychologist who lives part-time at Odiyan. Since 2018, she has been actively involved in the development of the Caring Program, and of the Appreciation and Caring Program. She has taught courses in both programs in person and via Zoom to students in North and South America and Europe.

Maria Helena Kubrusly is a founding member of the Nyingma center in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. An Odiyan resident since 1999, Maria Helena works regularly with Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche on administrative and community matters. She is deeply involved in the devotional aspect of life at Odiyan participating in ceremonies, temple offerings, and practices.