Sunday Gathering - Fear and Generosity

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Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020 (15:00 -16:00)
Teacher : Acharya Mathias Pongracz
Patron Price: $20.00

In times of uncertainty fear easily comes up. We look for protection, especially in this time of pandemic and societal upheaval. What is the best protection? An exploration...

About the teacher
Acharya Mathias Pongracz was born to Hungarian parents in Africa, where he passed his childhood with 6 other siblings. After some years in Belgium he settled in Austria, where he studied political science and interpreting. For 20 years he worked as television journalist for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) where he was formerly the East European Correspondent. Acharya Pongracz joined Shambhala in 1983 and attended seminary with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1984 and again in 1985. When the Saykong (then Sawang) taught his first 3 month seminary at SMC in 1992 he asked Mathias Pongracz to serve on the Seminary teachers faculty. Mathias also studied closely with Kobun Chino Roshi, with whom he sat many sesshins from 1992 until his parinirvana in 2002. Acharya Pongracz is the former director of Shambhala Training in Vienna and the father of one daughter. From 2006 until spring 2012 Acharya Mathias Pongracz was resident teacher at Dechen Chöling, the European Land Center of Shambhala Europe in France. He introduced the MBSR program in France at a time when it was unknown there. A few years ago he started a Shambhala group in Hungary (Budapest). He is currently based in Vienna, and teaches in, French, Hungarian and German , traveling to Shambhala Centers in Eastern Europe, France and other countries. He also teaches programs on Mindfulness Stress Reduction, Qi Gong, and the art of hosting.

 

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