Shambhala Meditation: Radical Simplicity for Troubled Times

with Acharya Richard John

December 1st—December 3rd (2017)

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  • $125 Program Price
  • $150 Patron Price

Shambhala Meditation: Radical Simplicity for Troubled Times.

In times of aggression and confusion, we often worry endlessly 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.

There are many paths available to those seeking a life of fulfilment and benefit: secular or spiritual, activist or contemplative, academic or pragmatic. The tradition of Shambhala has the depth of all of these, but also a simplicity and accessibility well suited to our chaotic time.

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

NOTE: If program cost is an obstacle, please pay what you can at the event.

About Acharya Richard John

An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard was appointed “Acharya” (senior teacher) by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  For many years he has 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 now teaches full time. Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Canada.