Mindfulness with Heart: an Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

with Acharya Dale Asrael

October 13th—October 14th

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    Price:
  • $60 Program Price
  • $90 Patron Price
Room: Main Shrine Room

Remember that you may pay what you can afford if the registration fee is a hardship - see below.

In this public program Acharya Dale Asrael will present the essence of awareness through the three gestures of Shambhala Meditation. This is a specific meditation practice that originated with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche whose inspiration was to offer a meditation that reveals the unconditional quality of our own innate nature to relieve the stress, suffering, and aggression of our times. The three stages of Shambhala Meditation are not a technique; rather, they provide a context in which any meditation practice can become the expression of kindness to oneself.

It is a seemingly simple practice but in fact it is described as being profound. It is considered by many people to be an excellent practice for healing. It is beneficial for both new and experienced meditators. For new meditators Shambhala Meditation can infuse discipline and training with an atmosphere of gentleness and caring for the mind and body.  For experienced practitioners, it can be a doorway to the vastness of natural awareness.  In times of groundlessness and uncertainty, it can lead to confidence and inspiration to meet life’s challenges.

About the teacher: Acharya Dale Asrael is the lead teacher of Shambhala Meditation, and is known for both her warmth and clarity.


Schedule:
     Saturday, October 13th,      9am – 5:00pm
     Sunday, October 14th,        9am - noon

Open to all levels of practice. No prior meditation experience is required.

The companion book, Proclaiming Basic Goodness, written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, will be available for purchase at the program - $15.

 

*Affordability Scale:

In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “Pay as much as you can afford” policy.  Use 50% of the program fee as a guideline, and pay more or less according to your situation.  You can write in that amount in the "Notes/Comments" section when you register and pay at the first class.  If you have any questions, please contact the registrar by email at [email protected].

 

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps make the generosity policy possible.