September 1, 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 instructions, 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
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Guided walk to the Great Stupa
2:00 pm Stupa Tour
Please feel free to join us for any or all activities. There is no cost for the program, although we do ask for a $10 lunch donation if you will join us for lunch. 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.
THIS MONTH’S TALK: Wisdom and Compassion:
We often here the words “wisdom” and “compassion,” but what do they actually mean from the Shambhala Buddhist perspective? ” Wisdom” is referring to a profoundly open mind, unencumbered or unclouded by personal biases of any kind - the mind before we become attached to outcomes. Such wisdom enables us to deeply perceive, connect and respond to others wholeheartedly with skillfulness and insight. This skillful action is known as Compassion. It is the activity of the awakened heart. Wisdom and compassion are our true nature. We discover them through treading on a genuine path of meditation practice and study.
Roland Cohen is a senior meditation instructor in Shambhala. He has served as Resident Senior Teacher for the Shambhala Centers in New Zealand and as Resident Director of Shambhala Training in Boulder Colorado. Mr. Cohen is currently adjunct faculty at Naropa University and teaches throughout the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.