The Yün Retreat: Jade Patron Registration
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Wendy Friedman and Robert Reichner
April 3–13, 2018
This retreat is by invitation only and will provide the ground and path to explore the principles of yün – or enriching presence. We will explore how to meet and dive into the experience of the golden ocean, creating the opportunity for direct experience and teachings on the meaning of enrichment to be fully expressed.
The Yün Retreat: The Great Retreat of Yang is the advanced retreat for the Pillar of Economy, in the same way, that the Scorpion Seal Assembly is for the Pillar of the Church, the Monarch Retreat is for Pillar of Government, and the Magyal Pomra Encampment is for the Pillar of Protection.
The Sakyong will teach on the principles of yün and enrichment as well as a further opening of the Golden Key terma. This will provide the ground for more teachings on enrichment to begin to flow throughout the Shambhala community and beyond.
This retreat is particularly relevant to those in our community in spheres of work dealing with wealth and richness in all its various forms including culture and decorum.
Lead teachers for the retreat will be Robert Reichner (Minister, Pillar of Economy) and Wendy Friedman (Minister, Culture, and Decorum).
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the head of the Shambhala lineage. An incarnation of Mipham the Great, he is the dharma heir and son of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala Mountain Center’s founder. Sakyong Mipham is the spiritual director of Shambhala, a global network of meditation and retreat centers, and the author of the national bestseller Turning the Mind into an Ally, as well as Ruling Your World , Running with the Mind of Meditation and The Shambhala Principle. His background embraces both Eastern and Western cultures. Born in Bodhgaya, India, the site of the Buddha’s enlightenment, he grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and received his spiritual training from his father and other distinguished lamas. In addition to Shambhala, the Sakyong also holds the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. An avid poet, artist and athlete, he travels extensively teaching throughout the world.
Wendy Friedman was raised in a Shambhala family and has worked with major cultural events such as the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo’s wedding and the Sakyong Wangmo Empowerment. She was made Director of the new Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum in 2010, and a Minister on the Kalapa Council in 2015. In 1985, the Dorje Dradul designated her as a member of the Mukpo family and gave her the title Sangyum Drukmo Wangmo. Wendy lives with her husband and owns a clothing store and a home décor store in Halifax. She is active in civic duties and mentorship, loves hosting, and is an avid traveler.