A Visit by Acharya Susan Chapman

“Walking the Bodhisattva Path: The Six Paramitas”

Fri.  Mar. 13 (7-9pm)  –  Sat. Mar. 14 (9am-6pm)

sitting_at_attnThese teachings on Walking the Bodhisattva Path from a senior teacher of the Shambhala Lineage, Acharya Susan Chapman, will focus on the profound practice of “awakened heart” as the ground for the bodhisattva activity of benefiting others through wisdom and compassion.  The Shambhala Community especially welcomes practitioners from other Milwaukee Buddhist sanghas as well as anyone interested in the teachings on the spiritual path as a vehicle for helping our world and benefiting others.

This program begins with an introductory talk on Friday evening and continues the full day on Saturday.  The program activities will include Acharya Chapman’s teaching as well as time to meditate, reflect, and dialogue.

All are welcome. $125/$160 patron price.  To learn more, register, or learn about our generosity policy...

About Acharya Susan Chapman

Susan-Chapman-250x333Acharya Chapman has an MA in Buddhist and Western Psychology from Naropa University and is a licensed Marital and Family Therapist. She completed Gampo Abbey’s three year retreat and served as retreat leader for an additional six years. She also offers workshops and training in mindful communication and recently published the book, “The Five Keys to Mindful Communication.”

Acharyas (Sanskrit for “teacher”) are accomplished practitioners appointed by Shambhala Lineage Holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to represent him and the Kagyu, Nyingma and Shambhala lineages he holds.

Acharya Chapman Public Talk

Monday, March 16, 7:00 pm

Mindful Presence: The Power of Loving Kindness

       Meditation takes us just as we are, with our confusion and our sanity.  This complete acceptance of ourselves as we are is called maitri, a simple, direct relationship with the way we are. — Pema Chodron

An awake body, tender heart, and open mind are the key to mindful presence.  Please join Acharya Susan Chapman for a conversation about cultivating maitri, the sanskrit term for loving kindness, as a means of gently connecting with ourselves, others and the world.

Suggested donation $10


Tuesday Open House

Join us every Tuesday at 8pm for a FREE class on  Shambhala Buddhist teachings. These classes offer beginners and experienced meditators alike an introduction to Buddhism and Shambhala meditation practice and culture. They’re also a great place for connection and lively discussion. Bring your curiosity, questions and insights to share! Public sitting begins at 7pm followed by tea social at 7:45pm. Donation appreciated. See Tuesday open house class topics here.



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