Ellen Korman Mains

Ellen Korman Mains is a practitioner of Inner Relationship Focusing and has been a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage for over four decades. A close student of Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche and Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XX, she has taught the Japanese art of Kyudo (Zen Archery) at Naropa University and internationally.

In 2006, Ellen began traveling to Poland to explore basic goodness in the context of Holocaust. How could these co-exist? Her award-winning memoir, Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust; (2018) explores family and religious boundaries, the impact of trauma on basic goodness, and the unexpected blessing of ancestral connection.

Ellen currently divides her time between Colorado, Nova Scotia, and Poland where she continues to teach and promote cross-cultural dialog.

More info at www.EllenKormanMains.com

Events with Ellen Korman Mains

Joining Ancestral Inheritance with our Spiritual Path
October 12 - 15, 2023

  “With the tender blade of sadness, my heart opened and an ancestral presence surrounded me. I felt the two lineage streams converge inside of me—as if my body were witness to a mysterious blessing from the meeting of my ancestors with the lineage of my unconventional Buddhist teacher. I felt its force, like the suction of a cosmic magnet connecting two worlds together through the gate of my heart.” ~ Ellen Korman Mains, “Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust,” pages 261-261   Overview A dimension of our lives that often goes unrecognized is the ancestral inheritance we…