Odiyan Retreat Center


A Caring and Appreciation Course
with Maria-Helena Kubrusly and Barbara Belew

Together we will join in a dynamic exploration of these treasures that have been available to us since our birth, ready to be discovered and appreciated in our journey to a caring life.

Opening our hearts to these gifts and to their conditions of time and space will allow life changes to unfold in appreciation.

Classes offer experiential ways of learning, mainly through guided reflections and meditation practices, Tibetan yoga exercises, group sharing and discussions. Between classes, there are additional practices and exercises, as well as readings, to enhance the possibilities for engaging in appreciation in action now!

Our Embodiment is like a Golden Tree,
Full of Treasures to Enjoy and Appreciate


A 6-week Saturday course:

July 23 – August 27,
9:00 am-10:30am, PDT

Donation: $150

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. Maria Helena has offered retreats and courses based on the ‘Caring’ book in the US, Brazil, and Europe, online and in person. she has a masters degree in Applied Linguistics from Lancaster University, UK.

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.