Shambhala Meditation: Radical Simplicity For A Troubled World

with Acharya Richard John

April 13th—April 15th

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  • $195 Program Price
  • $230 Patron Price
  • $135 Reduced Price
Room: 1st Floor Meditation Hall
Program Registration is Closed.

In times of chaos when the world is spinning out of control, meditation can seem low on the priority list. Some may think we must choose between a deep spiritual path or an engaged and sometimes overwhelmed life of service to others. However, the Shambhala Buddhist tradition suggests that both ways of being are possible, and in fact urgently necessary. 

The more awake we become, the more powerful and effective we will be in our worldly and enlightened activity.

Shambhala Meditation is an embodiment practice, expressed through three contemplations. This practice opens us to our own wisdom, tenderness and bravery, and is an antidote to the self doubt and suffering we see all around us. Acharya John will give instruction on this profound practice, offer teaching on creating an engaged culture of kindness and help us to explore the basic goodness at the root of all of our experience.

This weekend program is open to everyone, regardless of previous meditation experience. All are welcome to the Friday night introductory talk. The full weekend program will include meditation instruction, practice, and open conversation. Preregistration and 50% deposit is recommended to hold your spot.

Dates and times: Friday, April 13, 7:30 – 9:00 PM; Saturday, April 14, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM; and Sunday, April 15, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Please note that this program starts on Friday evening (even though the Friday evening talk is open to the public). 

Pricing and generosity: We are unable to offer our usual Generosity Policy for this program. If the “program price” is an obstacle for you, please consider paying the “reduced price”. If you are unable to afford the reduced price, please contact us at [email protected] as soon as possible. For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full program price.

Heart gift: In addition, we will provide an opportunity to express appreciation for Acharya Richard John’s teaching by collecting a monetary gift for him.

About Acharya Richard John: An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard 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.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].