Way of Shambhala: Rigden Weekend

with Acharya Richard John

October 25th—October 27th (2013)

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    Room: Bioshelter (East & West)

    A Midwest Regional final Way of Shambhala I retreat; to complete the Heart of Warriorship and Everyday Life series. 

    The contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom of The Way of Shambhala culminates in unconditional confidence. This weekend workshop, led by a master teacher in the Shambhala tradition, introduces the teachings of enlightened leadership. With the great problems now facing human society, it seems increasingly important to find simple ways to bring compassionate and strong leadership to the world, even in small ways. The teaching emphasizes genuine confidence and steadfastness in facing the worlds challenges.  This weekend includes a formal transmission of windhorse practice, the study of the Six Ways of Ruling, and the opportunity to take the Shambhala vow and receive a Shambhala name.

    To register please click for link to Chicago Shambhala Meditation Center's page


    PREREQUISITES: Shambhala Training Open Sky and Wisdom in Everyday Life, OR, completion of the Sacred Path series.


    Acharya Richard John: An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Acharya Richard John was appointed an acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. For many years he has taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in North America, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and Chile. After careers as a designer and a management consultant, he served as director of the Halifax Shambhala Centre. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey, and he now teaches full time. Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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