Speaking & Events

To schedule a book talk, workshop, or other event with Ellen Korman Mains in your community, please email EllenKormanMains@gmail.com. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Author Events:  Talk, Reading, and Book Signing with Q & A or Book Club Meeting to discuss Ellen’s award-winning memoir, Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust.
  2. Experiential Workshops: Embodied Mindfulness (2-3 hours): Deepening the body-mind connection through the practices of mindfulness, awareness, and felt sensing.  Opening to Ancestral Connection (can follow Embodied Mindfulnes for an all-day program): Using embodied awareness and heart-based practices to connect with our ancestral karma and lineage gifts.
  3. Social Transformation and Holocaust Remembrance: A spiritual approach to holding the memory of the Holocaust. Transforming sadness as sacred work. Resilience and basic goodness: how do we move from trauma patterns to finding our own best way of healing and repairing the world?
  4. Tolerance and Interfaith: Speaker, panel participant, or dialog facilitator on one or more of the following topics:  How can we help prevent the roots of genocide? Can identity and inclusivity co-exist in our global society? How do Buddhism and Judaism (or other spiritual traditions) speak to each other?


Upcoming Events

Stay tuned!  I look forward to connecting with you in the new year!


Past Events


November 4, 2019 – How to Be With a Broken Heart at the Amsterdam Shambhala Meditation Center, 19:00-21:30 (with meditation and social time)
November 2-3 – Bringing Ancestral Awareness to the Path of Meditation, A Weekend Program at the Rotterdam Shambhala Meditation Center, Saturday 9 – 18, Sunday 9:30 – 13

August 27, 2019 – Marek Edelman Centre for Dialogue, Łódź, Poland – Author Meeting at 4:30 pm – Part of Week-long Events Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Łódź Ghetto

June 11, 2019 – Shambhala Online – Author Meeting with Ellen via Zoom, 7:00 pm Eastern Access the Video Recording Here

June 29, 2019 – Boulder Barnes & Noble Author Reading & Book Signing, 2999 Pearl St., Boulder, CO  80301 4:00-6:00 pm
JCCBoulder JLFMay 1, 2019 – How Do We Hold the Memory of the Holocaust? – Ellen in dialog with Kathryn Bernheimer, 12:00 – 2:00 Lunch & Learn at the Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder, CO
Feb. 25, 2019 – Author Meeting 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 – Boulder Book Store Author talk & signing, 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 and 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 Communication – Guided 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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