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30 May 2008Suffering, The Four Immeasurables and Selflessness

Based on sutrayana teachings and influenced by Shambhala and vajrayana perspectives, these classes will be directly relevant to both sutrayana and vajrayana meditators. Each presentation will include view and specific meditation instructions. Open to all.

Acharya Dorje Loppon Lodro Dorje
7 Dec 2008Ask an Acharya about the Vajrayana Path

This session will be of interest to Shambhala members who are curious about the Vajrayana path, people thinking of going to Vajrayana Seminary this year, as well as to those who have been to Kalapa Assembly and are doing Werma practice.

Acharya Richard John
14 Sep 2008Ask an Acharya about Tonglen

Tonglen is the powerful practice of sending and taking. Join Acharya Eve Rosenthal for a discussion of the view and practice.

Acharya Eve Rosenthal
26 Oct 2008Ask an Acharya about Shamatha and Contemplation

In this session, we will explore Shamatha or Calm Abiding meditation and contemplation practice with an eye toward deepening our understanding and appreciation of each, as well as the connection between them.

Acharya Michael Greenleaf
9 Nov 2008Ask an Acharya about Vipashyana

"Peaceful abiding is only the beginning of the spiritual journey.... With this healthy sense of self we can look more deeply into the meaning of our being..."

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson
3 Aug 2013Heart of Recovery

FREE and open to all.

Mary Sehlinger
26 Apr 2009Ask an Acharya about Romantic Love

Romantic love is one of the most compelling forces in modern life in the West. For better and worse, we feel drawn as a culture to explore the heights and the depths. Come join a discussion with Acharya Judith-Simmer Brown of a potent source for the cont

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
17 May 2009Ask an Acharya about Solitary Retreat

Acharya Eve Rosenthal
19 Feb 2010Shambhala Art with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

Acharya Arawana Hayashi
22 Sep 2010Book Club ~ Natural Wakefulness with Gaylon Ferguson

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson
6 Nov 2010Learn to Meditate

Acharya Suzann Duquette
27 Mar 2011Shambhala Art

"Art and Social Change"

Acharya Arawana Hayashi
22 Oct 2012Meditación en la vida cotidiana

Este programa se ha pospuesto hasta octubre.

Acharya Alfonso Taboada
9 Oct 2010Karma and the Nidanas

Acharya Michael Greenleaf
24 Aug 2013Success with Delegs

Mary Sehlinger
31 Mar 2012Lojong

Shastri Ethan Nichtern
4 Dec 2011Winter Dathun Series

Three classes

Acharya Daniel Hessey
26 Jan 2013Aging Series 1 Talk 3 - The Experience of Illness in Older Age

Series 1 - Old Age Warriorship

Ann Cason
19 Jan 2013Aging Series 1 Talk 2 - Relating with Aging and Grief

Series 1 - Old Age Warriorship

Acharya Emily Bower
13 Jan 2013Aging Series 1 Talk 1 - Aging and the Arising of Wisdom

Series 1 - Old Age Warriorshop

Judy Lief
29 Jan 2014The Virtuous Leader: Shambhala Governance and the I Ching

Acharya Dan Hessey introduced his new translation of the I Ching as a map of how leaders evolve Enlightened Society, combining Shambhala wisdom with the practial advice of the I Ching.

Acharya Daniel Hessey
21 Sep 2013Harvest of Peace Address by the Sakyong

Pre-recorded.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
1 Apr 20142014 Culture and Decorum Conference

Selected talks from the Culture & Decorum Conference - March 3 - 5, 2014

Sangyum Wendy Friedman
26 Apr 2013Creating Enlightened Society - Imagining Peace

RECORDING IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
29 Sep 2016'The Goddess' & Gender Binary Issues

Shastri Holly Gayley joins the Boulder group as they explore a traditional text and discuss gender binary issues.

Shastri Holly Gayley
26 Jan 2014Aging Series 2 Talk 1 - Getting Intimate with Death

Series 2 - Facing Death Fearlessly

Judy Lief
9 Feb 2014Aging Series 2 Talk 2 - Contemplating the Bardo

Series 2 - Facing Death Fearlessly

Acharya Eric Spiegel
9 Mar 2014Aging Series 2 Talk 3 - Obstacles into Opportunity

Series 2 - Facing Death Fearlessly

Andrew Holecek
5 Apr 2015Aging Series 3: Aging with Dignity and Confidence (All 3 talks)

The three talks in this series explore the challenges of reconnecting with our inherent dignity and confidence throughout the aging process. Presented by the Shambhala International Working Group on Aging.

11 Jan 2015Be A Visionary Changemaker

Explore the path of creating ethical, inspired work in accord with your personal values. Shastri Gayle Van Gils leads this free online program. Open to all.

Shastri Gayle Van Gils
28 Sep 2014Widening the Circle of Concern

Through meditation, we make friends with ourselves and extend out to others. Join this interactive session to explore self and other through guided meditation, contemplation, and mindful communication. FREE!

Shastri Charlene Leung
9 Nov 2014The Principles of Tibetan Medicine

Learn about the guiding principles of Traditional Tibetan Medicine, ancient holistic practices that date back thousands of years. Nashalla Gwyn Nyinda offers a unique perspective as an American practitioner who graduated from Naropa University.

Nashalla Nyinda
7 Dec 2014Unconditional Healing: Discovering Wisdom within Illness and Adversity

Jeff Rubin discusses Unconditional Healing and the role of Healing Circles in fostering a sense of maitri (self-compassion) and well-being. Free!

Jeff Rubin
26 Oct 2014The Feminine Principle in Buddhism / El Principio Femenino en El Budismo

Acharya Eve Rosenthal speaks on the feminine principle in Buddhism, live from Mexico City, in English with Spanish translation.

Acharya Eve Rosenthal
8 Feb 2015Aging Series 3: As the Warrior of Shambhala Grows Old

Our view, intention and the Four Dignities show us the path of basic healthiness in old age.

Aaron Snyder
10 Apr 2015Aging Series 3: The Swift Passage of Time

Establishing a realistic outlook toward the passage of time enables us to harvest vast moments of nowness that bring meaning and vision into our everyday experience.

Shastri Jeffrey Stevens
5 Apr 2015Aging Series 3: As the Warrior of Shambhala Grows Older. Still.

Dr. Snyder explores how the Four Dignities show us the path of basic healthiness in old age, building on his first talk on this topic.

Aaron Snyder
30 Nov 2015Shambhala Lineage Supplication: A Short Course

A 3-class study course on the Shambhala Lineage Supplication.

Walker Blaine
30 Sep 2015Social Entrepreneurs: Get Paid to Change the World - September 2015

This ten-week course will give participants the opportunity to explore their vision for making the world a better place, identify steps for getting there, and create a plan to make it happen. Early Bird registration discount of $97 until September 1.

Shastri Gayle Van Gils
15 Oct 2016Financial Well Being: Using Shambhala Principles to Uplift Your Relationship with Money

In this 6-week class participants will use a simple but powerful system of financial tools combined with the practices of gentleness, mindfulness, precision, and vision in relation to money. Gain real relaxation, skill and clarity around $.

Shastri Joanne Martin Braun
6 Dec 2015Mindful Eating: Joining Heaven and Earth at the Meal Table - November 2015

If you think of mindful eating as chewing on a single raisin for hours on end, think again. Food can be an expression of human dignity and enlightened society.

Marcella Friel
28 Feb 2016The Road Home: The Journey of Relationships - February 28

Join Shastri Ethan Nichtern for a lively talk on relationships, drawing from his new book The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path. No Charge!

Shastri Ethan Nichtern
15 Sep 2016Write Now: Contemplative Writing - September 2016

This course introduces the practice of Contemplative Writing, combining Writing Practice (from Natalie Goldberg) with Shambhala teachings.

Miriam Hall
9 Feb 2016Shambhala Day International Address 2016

Year of the Fire Monkey

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
15 Apr 2016Write Now: Contemplative Writing - April 2016

This course introduces the practice of Contemplative Writing, combining Writing Practice (from Natalie Goldberg) with Shambhala teachings.

Miriam Hall
29 Apr 2016Awaken Chicago, Awaken World - Online Package

Awaken the power within each of us to transform what divides us into bonds that strengthen the fabric of society.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
21 Feb 2016Being Yourself: A Key to Succeeding in Life and Livelihood

Shastri Gayle Van Gils
15 Mar 2016Social Entrepreneurs: Get Paid to Change the World - March 2016

This ten-week course will give participants the opportunity to explore their vision for making the world a better place, identify steps for getting there, and create a plan to make it happen.

Shastri Gayle Van Gils
15 Sep 2016Basic Goodness 3: What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality - September 2016

Emphasizing core Buddhist teachings and the natural world, this course helps reveal the magic and wonder of the world.

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
27 Aug 2016Queer Dharma Live

Live program featuring Acharyas Eve Rosenthal and Eric Spiegel speaking about queer dharma in Shambhala and their upcoming retreat at Karme Chöling.

Acharya Eve Rosenthal
30 Sep 2016Nalanda Miksang Level I - September 2016

This course includes six live sessions that meet once a week, for six weeks.

Miriam Hall
1 May 2016Nalanda Miksang Level II - May 2016

This course includes six live sessions. Explore your phenomenal world through photography!

Miriam Hall
30 Apr 2016Mindful Eating: Joining Heaven and Earth at the Meal Table - April 2016

If you think of mindful eating as chewing on a single raisin for hours on end, think again. Food can be an expression of human dignity and enlightened society.

Marcella Friel
1 Oct 2016Path of Relationships, the Heart of Community - October 2016

How does the path of meditation apply to relationships? Explore the possibilities for personal growth that lie at the heart of our closest relationships in this 6-week course with Shastri Nick Kranz.

Shastri Nick Kranz
30 Sep 2016Social Entrepreneurs: Get Paid to Change the World - September 2016

This six-week course will give participants the opportunity to explore their vision for making the world a better place, identify steps for getting there, and create a plan to make it happen.

Shastri Gayle Van Gils
15 Oct 2016The Five Keys to Mindful Communication - October 2016

Learn how to use deep listening and mindful speech to strengthen relationships, heal conflicts, and accomplish your goals.

Acharya Susan Chapman
15 Oct 2016Contentment in Everyday Life - October 2016

Contentment can be hard to find. With meditation and contemplation practice, we can relax with ourselves as we are and appreciate simple human experience.

Acharya Eve Rosenthal
15 Oct 2016Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human - October 2016

A journey of contemplative inquiry focused on the timeless question, "Who am I?"

Acharya Adam Lobel