RADICAL SIMPLICITY: Shambhala Meditation for a Troubled World

with Acharya Richard John

May 5th—May 6th (2018)

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  • $225 Program Price
  • $250 Patron Price
  • Pay what you can afford (enter your amount in registration)

If we seek a meaningful life, there are so many choices: Secular or spiritual, activist or contemplative, academic or practical… The tradition of Shambhala has the depth of all of these, but also the simplicity and accessibility that is so necessary in our chaotic times.

We may tend to worry a lot and scatter our energy. The wisdom traditions all teach the opposite: Settle, focus, and rely on your innate wisdom. This is not to escape, but to develop the insight and compassion needed to act wisely and skillfully. 

Everyone is welcome to attend this weekend program. We will draw on the wisdom of Buddhism, Tibetan shamanism, the Quakers, Martin Luther King, Thomas Merton, Karen Armstrong and others. In a gentle environment, we will learn the profound and simple practice of Shambhala Meditation. The program will include talks, practice and discussion.

About Acharya Richard John
An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard was appointed acharya (senior teacher) by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. A longtime friend of the Seattle Shambhala Center, he has for many years taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in the US, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Chile. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, and he now teaches full time. Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Canada.

Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle.

Our Generosity Policy: We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can. For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a "patron price". Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.

Registration: When registering, you'll have the opportunity to pay online through PayPal (or by credit card), which greatly simplifies the process for us. For further details, see our Program Policies and FAQs page.

Questions? Please contact Sydney at [email protected].