August 4, 2013
Come join us for our open house, which we host on the first Sunday of every month. You will have a chance to receive meditation instruction, hear a dharma talk, and take a tour of the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, as well as to simply relax on this serene and powerful land. Bring a friend and come spend the day in the wild and beautiful Rocky Mountains.
. Our open house schedule is as follows:
. 10:30 am Meditation Instruction and Practice
. 11:00 am Talk: Everyday Transitions: Impermanence as Teacher
. 12:30 pm Lunch
. 1:30 pm Guided walk to the Great Stupa
. 2:00 pm Stupa Tour
This month’s talk: Everyday Transitions: Impermanence as Teacher
Just when we think we’ve got it all together, impermanence rocks our world! Change is a constant, which can present itself as a relief or a burden depending on the circumstances of our life. How can the transitions we experience act as sign posts for waking up to the present moment? In this open house we will explore the wisdom of making friends with impermanence.
Please feel free to join us for any or all activities. There is no cost for attendance, although we do ask for a $10 donation if you join us for lunch. Please register to let us know of your dietary preference.
We will also be hosting Open Houses on the first Sunday of every month throughout the summer. Registration is not required to attend our Open Houses, although registration allows us to better anticipate levels of attendance and prepare for our visitors.
Coleman Zeigen has been practicing in the Shambhala tradition since 1999. He has taught Shambhala Training and the Way of Shambhala Curriculum throughout New England and most recently at the Boulder and Denver Shambhala Centers. Coleman was the Director of the Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center in Northampton, MA before moving to Colorado last summer. He is a devoted student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. After an almost 10 year career as a stage actor, Coleman lived and worked at Karme Choling Shambhala Retreat Center for two years, before becoming a secondary school teacher.