The Yün Retreat: Subsidized Rate Registration

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Wendy Friedman and Robert Reichner

April 3–13, 2018

Tuition $650 + 10 nights

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).

Subsidized Tuition – $650
This price covers roughly 75% of the program cost and will be subsidized through the generosity of others
Base Tuition – $850
This price covers 100% of the program costs
Jade Patron – $1,500
Gold Patron – $2,500
Patron pricing will subsidize discounted rates to enable more people to attend Yün Retreats, and will benefit the following: the Sakyong, Sakyong Potrang, Shambhala Mountain Center, the Pillar of Economy, and the Office of Culture and Decorum.
Materials Fee: There will be a materials fee in addition to the tuition that all participants need to pay prior to the retreat. This fee is currently being finalized.  

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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

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.

Robert Reichner

Robert Reichner has been involved with the Shambhala community since 2001. He has served as Director of Finance, Co-Director (2005-2007), and Board Chair in Seattle where he continues to live. He is currently CEO of RepairShopr which creates software serving reuse and repair businesses around the world. He also opened Visette Boutique in 2015 to offer Seattle a home for finding dresses to uplift and rouse oneself by wearing good clothes.
Robert was appointed Kalapa Envoy for Enrichment in 2013, soon joined the Kalapa Council and was appointed Leader of the Pillar of Economy in 2015. He also serves on the Board of the Shambhala Credit Union (formerly Ashoka Credit Union).

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