Please note: Registration will close . You must pre-register by the 20th in order to attend this program.
The Way of Shambhala I series of classes explores the experiences of contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom in everyday life. This series culminates in the Rigden Weekend. The Rigden is a representation of our basic enlightened nature, and embodies the principle of unconditional confidence. Historically, Rigdens were enlightened rulers - those who could "rule their world" based on their unwavering experience of basic goodness.
This weekend completes the Way of Shambhala Heart of Warriorship Series & Everyday Life Series. By the wishes of the Sakyong, the Rigden Weekend includes the opportunity to take the new Shambhala Vow and receive a Shambhala Name. The Shambhala Vow is an acknowledgement and proclamation that basic goodness is the essential nature of humanity.
Shambhala Training Level V & Wisdom in Everyday Life; or previous completion of the Sacred Path Series.
Fri January 24th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat January 25th: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun January 26th: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(times subject to change)
Friday is an evening program but Acharya Schwartz will be doing brief Shambhala name interviews during Friday afternoon from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Once you have registered you will be contacted to set up an interview time.
We will also have a time set aside prior to the program for Acharya Schwartz to discuss the Shambhala Vow. Date will be forthcoming.
It is appropriate to offer a heartfelt teaching gift during the weekend.
Northern California Shambhala Payment Policy
If you cancel your reservation more than 14 days prior to the program, you will receive a full refund less a $15 processing fee. If you cancel between 2 to 14 days prior to the program you will recieve a 50% refund. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 48-hours prior to the scheduled program.
For information contact Diana Shane at: dianashane [at] ymail [dot] com
Acharya Alan Schwartz
Alan Schwartz has been a student of both Sakyongs; first a student of the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in 1970, and since his death, a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Alan has made his home in the Bay Area home for over 30 years; married with two grown children, he is an entrepreneur and financial researcher. In 2012, he was appointed Acharya, Shambhala's most senior teacher designation.
When & Where
Northern California Shambhala
Northern California Shambhala is a community of meditation centers and study groups located in Berkeley, Davis, San Francisco, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Sonora, Silicon Valley and Grass Valley. To locate a center near you, click here.
The Shambhala Lineage is a spirtual tradition founded on the principle that all beings are fundamentally good and deeply desire to create meaningful human society together. By bravely taking the time and space for self reflection we can both individually and communally awaken our inherent confidence, intelligence, and good will and desire for a better world.