Shastri Janet Solyntjes
June 2, 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: “Creating Peace the Shambhala Way”
- 12:30 pm Lunch
- 1:30 pm Guided walk to the Great Stupa
- 2:00 pm Stupa Tour
This month’s talk: Creating Peace the Shambhala Way
- Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, spiritual leader of Shambhala International, speaks of peace in the following way:
- In creating peace, our relationship with the environment is critical, particularly our relationship with the inner environment—our consciousness. If we don’t have a peaceful and harmonious relationship with our own being, it will be impossible for us to create peace anywhere else. Without a personal experience of peace, we won’t even believe in the possibility. Therefore we must become mindful of peace.
This Open House presentation will explore what it means to “become mindful of peace.”
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.
Shastri Janet Solyntjes joined the Shambhala community in 1986 and began teaching in 1994. She is a certified Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and serves as a faculty member for the UMass Center for Mindfulness leading silent retreats for MBSR teachers-in-training. In addition, she supports the training of secular mindfulness teachers through the Engaged Mindfulness Institute.
Janet lives in Longmont, CO with her husband, Jeff Price. They co-founded The Center for Courageous Living which offers a variety of programs, retreats, and trainings throughout the Front Range and internationally.