The Way of Shambhala educational path culminates in the “Rigden Weekend.” 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.
This weekend includes a transmission of windhorse practice, study of the Six Ways of Ruling, and an opportunity to proclaim a commitment to basic goodness by formally taking the Shambhala Vow.
(Required): Way of Shambhala I (including Levels I-V and classes through Wisdom in Everyday Life. If you have already completed the Sacred Path series you may also attend the Rigden Weekend.
Fri January 18th: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat January 19th: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun January 20th: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Please contact Marcia Clayburg at firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternative payment arrangements or any other questions about the event.
Please check back in mid January for sangha housing options.
Acharya Arawana Hayashi attended the 1979 Vajradhatu Seminary and the 1981 Kalapa Assembly. In 1981 she returned to Cambridge, MA to found and direct the Jo Ha Kyu Performance Group, which presented performances of new choreography and bugaku.
She began teaching Shambhala Training in 1982, and has co-directed five Warrior Assemblies. In 2000, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche asked her to move to Karme Choling where she was teacher in residence for 3 years. She was appointed acharya by the Sakyong in 2005.
Since 2002 she has taught meditation and creative process at ALIA (formerly the Shambhala Institute for Authentic Leadership) in Halifax. She is on the faculty of the Mukpo Institute at Karme Choling and the Authentic Leadership Program at Naropa University. Since 2004 she has been teaching innovative leadership workshops with social researcher, Otto Scharmer, and is a founding member of the Presencing Institute. There she currently is creating a Social Presencing Theater, which applies Shambhala art to organizational and social change projects.
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.