Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to Teach in Northern California
Save the Date!
The Rigden Weekend with a public talk Friday night.
March 2-4, 2012
San Francisco, CA
Join our beloved Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for this very special program that is the culmination of The Way of Shambhala educational path.
The first night of of this weekend is a Public Talk open to all! The Sakyong will present the vision of Shambhala abd offer guided meditation on connecting with our fundamental dignity and using it as a force to shape the future of the world. Location: Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California
The rest of the weekend is open to those who have completed Shambhala Training Level V AND Way of Shambhala I classes through Wisdom in Everyday Life, OR have completed the Sacred Path program up to Outrageous & Inscrutable (completion of the Four Dignities), OR have attended Kalapa Assembly.
The Rigden is a representation of our basic enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional bravery. Historically, rigdens were enlightened rulers —those who could “rule their world” based on their unwavering experience of basic goodness.
The contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom of the Way of Shambhala culminate in unconditional confidence. This weekend workshop introduces the teachings of enlightened rulership. With the great problems now facing human society, it seems increasingly important to find simple ways to bring compassionate and strong leadership to the world, even in small ways. This weekend emphasizes genuine confidence and steadfastness in facing the world’s challenges. Confidence can come from genuineness and wakefulness instead of aggression.
To register or for more information, visit norcal.shambhala.org.
From: Portland News Magazine