Finding Your Way in a Troubled World: The Radical Simplicity of Shambhala Meditation

with Acharya Richard John

November 17th—November 19th (2017)

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  • $150.00 Program Price
  • $200.00 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford:

In this weekend program, we will draw on the wisdom of Buddhism, Tibetan shamanism, the Quakers, Martin Luther King, and Karen Armstrong. In a gentle environment, we will learn the profound and simple practice of Shambhala Meditation. The weekend will include talks, practice, discussion and optional interviews.

In times of aggression and confusion, our tendency is often to worry all the time and scatter our energy. The wisdom traditions all advise the opposite: Settle, focus, and go more deeply into your own realization. This is not to escape, but to develop the insight and compassion to act wisely and be of benefit.

For anyone seeking a life of fulfillment and benefit, there are so many paths and choices: Secular or spiritual, activist or contemplative, academic or pragmatic… The tradition of Shambhala has the depth of all of these, but also the simplicity and accessibility that is so necessary in our chaotic time.

Anyone with curiosity and the motivation to find their genuine heart is welcome to attend this weekend program.

Bio: An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard John was appointed acharya (senior teacher) by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has for many years taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in the US, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Chile. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, and he now teaches full time. Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Canada.

Program Schedule: This program will consist of a Friday night introduction which is open to all. It will also be start of the entire weekend program. Please join us for the whole weekend if you can. Feel free to only attend the Friday night talk. If you are unsure, you are welcome to attend Friday night and decide whether you want to attend the whole weekend.

Cost: Requested donation for Friday night talk: $20

Full weekend program:

  • $150.00 Program Price
  • $200.00 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford