Shambhala Sunday Gathering - Dön Season Practice: Transforming Personal and Social Obstacles

Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021 (15:00 -16:00)
Teacher : Acharya Fleet Maull
Patron Price: $20.00

Acharya Maull will discuss the Dön season practice tradition in Shambhala through exploring the nature of personal and social döns, as well as practices for purifying and transforming these accumulated negative energies and habitual patterns into opportunities for awakening. Traditionally, these practices are done during the final weeks of the Shambhala year in preparation for making a fresh start in the New Year.

About the Teacher

Acharya Fleet Maull, PhD, CMT-P is an author, meditation teacher, social entrepreneur, consultant and trainer. He is an Acharya (senior Dharma teacher) in the global Shambhala Meditation Community and a Roshi (senior Zen teacher) in the international Zen Peacemaker Order. Dr. Maull founded Prison Mindfulness Institute and National Prison Hospice Association and co-founded the Peacemakers Institute, the Rwanda Bearing Witness Retreat, the Center of Mindfulness in Public Safety, and the Engaged Mindfulness Institute. He trains prisoners, business leaders, correctional officers, law enforcement and other public safety professionals in mindfulness-based approaches to wellness & resiliency. Acharya Maull was a close student and personal attendant of the founder of Shambhala, the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and has studied and practiced for more than 47 years with some of the most prominent teachers in the Tibetan, Zen, Vipassana traditions. He has been teaching since 1981 and currently studies with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He is also an IMTA certified mindfulness teacher and teacher trainer who trains mindfulness teachers in trauma-informed approaches to sharing the practice of mindfulness with at-risk individuals, vulnerable populations and marginalized and underserved communities. He is a frequent presenter at national conferences and guest lectures at universities and colleges like Harvard, Brown, Emory, Butler, Smith and others. He taught meditation, Buddhist Psychology and Socially Engaged Buddhism as a Naropa University faculty member from 1999 – 2009. He is the author of Radical Responsibility: How to Move Beyond Blame, Fearlessly Live Your Highest Purpose and Become an Unstoppable Force for Good and Dharma in Hell: The Prison Writings of Fleet Maull. He leads meditation retreats throughout the world and recently organized and hosted the Global Resilience Summit.


Please join us every Sunday for an online gathering of the Shambhala community worldwide. This online space is a place where we can practice meditation together, hear dharma teachings from a featured guest teacher, learn more about the activities of incredible people in our sangha, engage in discussion – and connect with one another, our community, and our hearts.

Sunday Gatherings are produced by Shambhala Global Services and hosted by Shambhala Online

Sunday Gatherings are presented in English and are live every week at: 

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International: 5:00pm Brazil, 8:00 pm GMT / 9:00pm CET/SAST, 6:00am  +1 AEST, 8:00am +1NZST



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