Peace Now! Creating Peace in Difficult Times

Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Teacher : Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Price per person: $60.00
Patron Price: $75.00
Price for Centers: $200.00
Price for Groups: $100.00

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September 15-17, 2017

This three-day symposium in Austria will explore how we can cultivate peace in these difficult times. The Sakyong will be the keynote featured speaker. Other presenters include Michel Aguilar, Susan Gillis Chapman, Christian Felber, Arawana Hayashi and more.

The opening and closing keynote talks will stream live; the rest of the symposium main sessions will be recorded for online participants to access. Recordings of the keynotes and all other talks will be available shortly after each session. 


Times shown are Vienna (CEST = GMT+2 = EDT+6). To verify the times for your location, visit this link.

Friday Evening

7:00 pm         Opening and welcome by Shambhala Center Vienna and Gerhard Weissgrab,

President of the Austrian Buddhist Society (ÖBR)

7:20pm         Keynote Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Lineage holder of the Shambhala Lineage

Saturday Morning

10:00–10:30   Martin Ramstedt, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Germany): 

          Pluralism and Education for Peace          

10:30–11:00   Susan Chapman, Contemplative Psychotherapy and Author:

         That’s Not How the Story Ends: Using mindful communication to positively interrupt 

           aggressive narratives 

11:00 – 11:30  Discussion on the Podium  

Saturday Evening 

 4:30 – 5:00    Arawana Hayashi, Presencing Institute:

         The Three Bodies: Inner Peace and Outer Peace

 5:00 – 5:20     Barbara Preitler, Hemayat – Organisation for survivors of torture and war:

          Preventing Violence and Working for Peace through Psychotherapy for Refugees

      (in German)

  5:20 – 6:00     Cecily Corti, VinziRast Institutions, in dialogue with Mathias Pongrácz:

          Unconditional Acceptance in Working with Homeless People (in German)


 10:00 – 10:45   Christian Felber, Bank for the Common Good and Economy for the Common Good:

            Economy for the Common Good – An alternative economic model and effective peace  

         10:45 – 11:30   Michael Aguilar, Chair of the Human Rights Committee of the Conference of INGOs:

             Peace is More than Weapon Silence – Identifying violence in order to eradicate it 

         11:30 – 11:50    Discussion on the Podium

     4:00 – 7:30    Final Talk with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Lineage holder of the Shambhala lineage

Centers and Groups: Please use your Shambhala Center account to register. Click here for instructions on creating an account.

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