Speaking & Teaching

Accepting invitations for author events and half-day, day, or weekend workshops related to ancestral healing, meditation, turning blame into compassionate action, and preventing the roots of genocide.

Ellen has led contemplative programs in the USA, Poland, Ukraine, France, and England. Her teaching style is precise and intimate, anchored by body-mind practices such as Kyudo (the Way of the Bow) and Felt Sensing (Focusing).

“Meditating is just like collecting fresh vegetables from one’s home garden instead of going to the supermarket and buying packaged things.”

– Glimpses of Abbidharma by Chögyam Trungpa

Upcoming Events

JCCBoulder JLF

May 1, 2019
Yom Hashoa – Join Ellen in dialog with Kathryn Bernheimer, 12:00 – 2:00 “Lunch & Learn
at the Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder, CO


June 11, 2019 – Shambhala Online – Author Meeting with Ellen via Zoom, 8:00 pm Eastern
August 27, 2019 – Author Meeting at 4:30 pm, Marek Edelman Centre for Dialogue, Lodz, Poland

Past Events

Feb. 25, 2019Author Meeting with Ellen in dialog with Krzysztof Czyżewski, 4:00 pm, Szkolna 26, Puńsk (Poland)
Jan. 13, 2019 – Opening to Our Ancestral Karma: Embodying a Path to Healing  – Experiential workshop at Boulder Shambhala Meditation Center, 2:00-5:00 pm
Jan. 10, 2019 – Author talk & signing at Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, Colorado, 7:30 pm
Nov. 30, 2018 – Inherited Trauma and Ancestral Connection – Talk and Book Signing at The Caritas Center, Boulder, Colorado. 7-9 pm
Nov. 18, 2018 – 10 a.m. A Spiritual Approach to the Holocaust? – Awakened Heart Spiritual Center, Wilmington, Delaware
Nov. 11-13, 201824th Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium, Miami Beach, Florida. Presentation – Love, Trauma, and Spiritual Daring in 2nd Generation Holocaust Memoirs
Nov. 7, 2018 – Buried Rivers – Author presentation at Delray Orthodox Synagogue, Delray Beach, Florida. 7:30 pm. Info: renheyden52@aol.com
Sept. 29, 2018 – Author Reading from Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust followed by reception at Inkberry Books in Niwot, Colorado, 7 pm
Sept. 22, 2018 – Local Author Reading at Jaipur Literary Festival, Boulder Public Library, 4:45 pm
January 14, 2018 – Family Research on the Ground in Poland,
Jewish Genealogy Society of Colorado, 9:30-12:00, 1527 Cherryvale Rd., Boulder, free and open to all
Dec. 2, 2017- Revisiting the Holocaust, A Buddhist Perspective 1:30-4:30, Nalandabodhi, 100 Arapahoe #6, Boulder, Colorado. Open to all
August 19-20, 2017 – The Four Foundation of Mindfulness, a weekend meditation program to be held near Gdansk, Poland.
August 17, 2017 – Returning to Our Roots Public talk/workshop in Sopot, Poland, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
June 16-25, 2017 – Living Abhidharma and the Mandala Principle, at the Profound Treasury Retreat with Judith Lief, Saco, Maine.
May 15, 2017 – A Survivor’s Daughter Revisits the Holocaust through Buddhist Eyes – Guided meditation, talk and discussion. Open to all. 7-9 pm, Boulder Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St., Boulder, Colorado.
Feb. 20, 2017 – Wakefulness and CommunicationGuided meditation, talk and discussion. Open to all.  7-9 pm, Boulder Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St., Boulder, Colorado.
June 13, 2016 –  Nowness and the Circle of Ancestors – Guided Meditation followed by talk and discussion. Open to All.
Boulder Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St, Boulder, Colorado, 7 to 9 pm.
July 31, 2015 – Awakening the Heart – Public Talk Open to All
Warsaw Shambhala Center, Poland, 7 pm.
July 24-26, 2015 – The Mandala of Compassion
A weekend program of guided meditation, talks and discussion.
L’viv Shambhala Center, Ukraine


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