Program Details

Rigden Weekend


with David Schneider
May 31 / 7:00 PM - June 2 / 6:00 PM

Please join us for the Rigden Weekend 31 May – 2 June taught by Acharya David Schneider


The contentment, joy, fearlessness and wisdom of the Way of Shambhala culminates in unconditional confidence. This Rigden weekend workshop, led by Acharya David Schneider introduces the teachings of enlightened leadership. 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.


With the great problems now facing human society, it seems increasingly important to find simple ways to bring compassionate and strong leadership to the world, even in small ways. This weekend emphasizes genuine confidence and steadfastness in facing the world’s challenges.


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. Family and friends of participants are welcome to witness the vow ceremony on Sunday afternoon and attend the reception afterward.


Prerequisities are: Shambhala Level 5 and/or Way of Shambhala 1.

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