Program Details

Public Talk: Making Life Choices, with Acharya Richard John

December 6 / 7:30 PM - December 6 / 9:30 PM

Thursday, December 6, 2012

7:30 PM

Suggested price: $10


We make choices every moment, often without paying attention. Sometimes we make important decisions that will alter the course of our entire life. How do we choose? Are our choices based on accumulated habits, or on sound wisdom? Will our choices create benefit for ourselves and others, or will they lead to further confusion?

We explore these questions, and look at practical criteria drawn from the Shambhala Buddhist teachings.


An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard was appointed an acharya (senior teacher) by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, and for many years has taught Shambhala Buddhist programs internationally. Acharya John has worked as a designer, a project manager, and management consultant. He is known for his experiential and practical approach to connecting the teachings to daily life.

Contact Person: Eric Laufe

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