Maitri Five Wisdoms is an interactive meditation practice created by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, based on the traditional Buddhist principles of the five buddha families. Maitri, which means "kindness to oneself and others," is a practice of self-acceptance, awareness, and openness to sense perceptions. It is available to practitioners at all levels, and has been used for many years at Naropa University in Colorado for in-depth training in Buddhist psychology and creative expression.
In this weekend program, we will use meditation, postures, colors, and open discussion to investigate these energies in a direct and personal way.
The program is open to anyone who has received meditation instruction and attended programs at a Shambhala Center. Completion of Shambhala Level I is recommended,
Acharya Richard John was an early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and was appointed an acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He teaches Maitri and other Shambhala Buddhist programs throughout North America, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and Chile. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Canada. Formerly director of the Halifax Shambhala Center, he now teaches full time. Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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