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Being Brave, Transforming Your World - Shambhala Meditation Retreat

In this Shambhala meditation retreat we are relating to our body and mind, opening up to others, and developing a fresh view of life and an inspiring vision of our society. We gather together to deepen our spiritual practice, to experience the magic of co
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Date:
19.08.2012 From 17h00 Until 17h00
25.08.2012 From 10h00 Until 06h00

Centre: Saint-Yrieix-sous-Aixe
Teachers:
- Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
- Adam Lobel



In a speedy and aggressive culture, we need different principles to live by—bravery and insight. The first moment of bravery is building trust in the mind, which we do in meditation. When we know how to create peace in our own mind, we can transform the world.” —Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

In this Shambhala meditation retreat we are relating to our body and mind, opening up to others, and developing a fresh view of life and an inspiring vision of our society. We gather together to deepen our spiritual practice, to experience the magic of community, and the power of wisdom in everyday life.

 

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, a highly regarded spiritual leader of our time, will be guiding meditation and contemplations. He will share of his wisdom, and offer direct and practical teachings on bravery, gentleness and strength, and also on how these qualities bring about individual and societal transformation. Senior teacher Adam Lobel, one of his closest students, will be assisting the Sakyong.

 

Through discussion groups, dialogues, and individual interviews with meditation instructors, we will exchange our experiences with each other. There will also be periods where we observe silence. In addition, we will find time to enjoy the tranquility of the natural environment of Dechen Chöling, and to celebrate life together.

 

New and experienced meditators alike are warmly welcomed to this gathering at Dechen Chöling, where we will discover ways to transform our minds and thereby our world. Join us in this vibrant time of the year for a rewarding retreat filled with precious teachings.

 

Background:

The Shambhala tradition is both a vision and a method of knowledge, based on the view of Buddhism, and brings together various practices from oriental and occidental spiritual traditions. The view and practices within the Shambhala tradition teach us that we need not be afraid of who we truly are. Through meditation we learn to bring body, mind and heart to the present moment, by which we can fully connect with our experience as it is. This retreat will touch into Buddhist notions like bodhicitta (the awakened mind), emptiness (the ideas of non-self and interdependency of all phenomena), and bodhisattva (an awakened being, who lives in the world through the  motivation to be of benefit to others).

 

 

Vera from Amsterdam on her experience as a participant in the Retreat 2011: “A wonderful experience – spending a week with an amazingly diverse group of people, contemplating and practicing with important questions such as “What is a decent life? How can we relate to others? What role can I play in society?””

 

You will find more about the teachers here.

 

Shambhala Meditation Retreat: Being Brave, Transforming Your World (formerly called Sangha Retreat)

 

Please note the cancellation policy for this programme: If you cancel at least 30 days prior to the arrival date your deposit will be refunded in full less a processing fee of 5% of the full programme costs. If you cancel 15 to 29 days prior to the arrival day of the retreat you will be refunded 50% of the total cost of the retreat. If you cancel less than 15 days prior to the arrival date you will forfeit all amounts paid.

Attention families: the Aloka childrens programme is offered by Dechen Chöling, 5-6 hours per day. This does not cover the entire schedule of the retreat programme, so for the remaining time you might want to join a childcare rotation system, where parents take turns in caring for the children. Please click here for more info.

 

Sorry, this retreat is booked out. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will come back to France next year to teach another public retreat, most likely mid-may 2013.






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