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Way of Shambhala: Rigden Weekend with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

Northern California Shambhala

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 5:00 PM - Friday, January 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM (PST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Full Rigden Weekend - First Time Participant
Price includes $25 materials fee. Our policy is not to turn away anyone due to financial concerns. Please refer to "Payment Policy" below.
Ended $215.00 $0.00
Friday Night Talk Only (prerequistes apply) Ended $20.00 $0.00
Full Rigden Weekend - Repeat Participant Ended $60.00 $0.00
Rigden Program Saturday Only
For repeat participant Only
Ended $30.00 $0.00
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Event Details

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.

Weekend Schedule:
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

Northern California Shambhala Payment Policy

Please contact Marcia Clayburg at mbclayburg@gmail.com to make alternative payment arrangements or any other questions about the event.

Please check back in mid January for sangha housing options.

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Acharya Arawana Hayashi attended the 1979 Vajradhatu Seminary and photo portrait of Acharya Arawana Hayashithe 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.

Have questions about Way of Shambhala: Rigden Weekend with Acharya Arawana Hayashi? Contact Northern California Shambhala

When & Where

San Francisco Shambhala Meditation Center Sharchen Dzong
1231 Stevenson St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 5:00 PM - Friday, January 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM (PST)

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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.

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