Being Brave,Transforming Our Worldwith Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche,Acharya Adam Lobel and Acharya Arawana Hayashi

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Adam Lobel and Acharya Arawana Hayashi

June 30–July 5, 2011

Tuition $310 + 5 nights

Please join in our sangha retreat for these days of meditation, contemplation and discussion, open to both experienced and new meditators.

Over the past three years, hundreds of students have gathered to experience direct and practical teachings on gentleness and strength—all with the aspiration to meet the challenges that we face in this world.. This year, we are pleased to announce that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will personally guide us through meditation and Shambhala teachings on individual and social transformation.

In this age of aggression, more and more people are experiencing the pain and disconnection of their own lives and the world around them. We long for both personal and social transformation. This change will take gentleness and compassionate bravery. Our retreat will focus on cultivating this inner strength and its application to social change.

Acharya Adam Lobel and Acharya Arawana Hayashi will assist the Sakyong and work with the sangha. Sangha Retreat is a chance to experience deep meditation held within the strong and joyous container of spiritual community. We will engage in silent meditation practice, personal inquiry, and dialogue about how the teachings can be brought into our everyday lives. Please feel welcomed to join us for one of our most rewarding, powerful, and enjoyable programs. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will be leading this retreat from June 30 through July 2.

Lodge housing is nearly sold out for Sangha retreat. If your preferred housing is not available, you can sign up to be on the waitlist for your preferred housing Click here. However, even if you sign up on the housing waitlist, you must also register for the program on this page with another housing choice to be considered for preferred upgraded housing on the waitlist.

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The program fee includes an honorarium for the Sakyong and for the teaching faculty. You will also have an opportunity to make a personal gift at the end of the program.
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Payment and Cancellation Policy
One half of the total cost of the retreat is due at the time of registration and the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. The cancellation policy for this retreat differs from our standard policy. The special cancellation policy for Sangha Retreat is aimed to assist those Sangha members who require indoor housing. Therefore, we are requesting that you let us know as early as possible if you no longer intend to attend the program so others can make the necessary arrangements to attend the program.A cancellation fee of $100 for Indoor Housing, or $50 for Tent Housing, applies to all cancellations.If you cancel more than 30 days prior to the program start date, you will receive a refund less the cancellation fee.If you cancel between 7 and 30 days prior to the program start date, you will receive program credit for the amount paid less the cancellation fee.If you cancel within 7 days of the program start date, there is no refund or program credit.

Please join in our sangha retreat for these days of meditation, contemplation and discussion, open to both experienced and new meditators.

Over the past three years, hundreds of students have gathered to experience direct and practical teachings on gentleness and strength—all with the aspiration to meet the challenges that we face in this world.. This year, we are pleased to announce that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will personally guide us through meditation and Shambhala teachings on individual and social transformation.

In this age of aggression, more and more people are experiencing the pain and disconnection of their own lives and the world around them. We long for both personal and social transformation. This change will take gentleness and compassionate bravery. Our retreat will focus on cultivating this inner strength and its application to social change.

Acharya Adam Lobel and Acharya Arawana Hayashi will assist the Sakyong and work with the sangha. Sangha Retreat is a chance to experience deep meditation held within the strong and joyous container of spiritual community. We will engage in silent meditation practice, personal inquiry, and dialogue about how the teachings can be brought into our everyday lives. Please feel welcomed to join us for one of our most rewarding, powerful, and enjoyable programs. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will be leading this retreat from June 30 through July 2.

Lodge housing is nearly sold out for Sangha retreat. If your preferred housing is not available, you can sign up to be on the waitlist for your preferred housing Click here. However, even if you sign up on the housing waitlist, you must also register for the program on this page with another housing choice to be considered for preferred upgraded housing on the waitlist.

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The program fee includes an honorarium for the Sakyong and for the teaching faculty. You will also have an opportunity to make a personal gift at the end of the program.
___________________________________________________________________
Payment and Cancellation Policy
One half of the total cost of the retreat is due at the time of registration and the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. The cancellation policy for this retreat differs from our standard policy. The special cancellation policy for Sangha Retreat is aimed to assist those Sangha members who require indoor housing. Therefore, we are requesting that you let us know as early as possible if you no longer intend to attend the program so others can make the necessary arrangements to attend the program.A cancellation fee of $100 for Indoor Housing, or $50 for Tent Housing, applies to all cancellations.If you cancel more than 30 days prior to the program start date, you will receive a refund less the cancellation fee.If you cancel between 7 and 30 days prior to the program start date, you will receive program credit for the amount paid less the cancellation fee.If you cancel within 7 days of the program start date, there is no refund or program credit.

Acharya Adam Lobel

Acharya Adam Lobel was drawn to the path of meditation when he was 16 years old, in response to the social and ecological injustices he saw.  He soon encountered the writings and vision of Tibetan meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.  Inspired by the path of warriorship and the vision of enlightened society, he pursued meditation retreats and training in the Shambhala Buddhist path.  Adam connected with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, head of the Shambhala lineage, while on retreat in Parphing, Nepal in 1997. He was co-editor of the Sakyong’s book Turning the Mind into an Ally.  Adam was named an Acharya in 2004 and completed a Masters of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. In 2008, the Sakyong named Acharya Lobel the Kalapa Acharya. The Kalapa Acharya presides over the Pillar of Practice and Education within Shambhala. Acharya Lobel is particularly responsible for curriculum and path development as well as training Shambhala teachers. Adam is involved with various social and ecological transformation initiatives both within and beyond Shambhala. Adam is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife and two sons.

Acharya Arawana Hayashi

Acharya Arawana Hayashi is a dancer, choreographer and senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Chair of the Shambhala Arts Council and faculty member of the Shambhala Institute for Authentic Leadership, she also offers Presence workshops nationwide with Otto Scharmer, who is the coauthor with Peter Senge of Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations and Society.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.