Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat Subsidized
Acharya Daniel Hessey, Acharya Melissa Moore and Acharya Eric Spiegel
November 2–11, 2018
Our Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat will be a week-long gathering for Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners of all levels. Senior teachers will guide Ngöndro, Werma, Scorpion Seal and Kurukulla/Jambhala tracks, allowing practitioners of each track to practice and study together. We will also gather as a whole sangha to receive teachings on the view of Vajrayana and what it means to be a Shambhala Vajrayana person.
Join us for an enriching vajrayana community experience, coming together for core path programs and steeping in these teachings and practices as a group in between the trainings. Through the collective engagement of practice, food and conversation, our community can use this opportunity to deepen, strengthen and gain confidence in being a part of the family of Mukpo.
This retreat will fulfill the week-long practice requirements.
Acharya Daniel Hessey has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1973. He has lived at Shambhala dharma centers for over 20 years. He served as director of Shambhala Mountain Center for 6 years, and has been a senior teacher, Shastri, and Acharya. He has translated and written a commentary of the I Ching as a map of social development. He is currently the resident Acharya at Shambhala Mountain Center.
Melissa Moore, PhD., has been a Shambhalian since 1979. She received her Master’s degree from Naropa and a PhD in Psychological Anthropology from California Institute of Integral Studies. She became an Acharya (most senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition) in 2012. She co-founded, and is a head teacher in, The Karuna Training, a two-year professional training program in contemplative Psychology now offered in 7 Countries. Dr. Moore has worked in community behavioral health for several years and was the founding director of The Felton Institute, a mental health research and training Institute in San Francisco from 2005 – 2016.
Acharya Eric Spiegel has been teaching the Shambhala Dharma since the mid 1970s. Beginning with the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 90s, Eric has worked extensively with illness and death, helping people realize their natural wisdom in the face of impermanence. He has also had a decades-long career in finance.