Program Details

Three Pillars Leadership Training

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
June 5 / 6:00 AM - June 10 / 6:00 AM

“Leadership is essential. [We can] lead in a slightly different way, with a sense of sacredness and discipline. It is challenging to be a good leader; therefore you need good training.” The Kongma Sakyong, November 2013

The Kongma Sakyong invites all Shambhala leaders to attend Shambhala Leadership Trainings with him in 2013. We will focus on the theme: “Shambhala: More Like Life, Less Like School.”

The Sakyong wishes to make these teachings open to a broad set of leaders across all Three Pillars. The only requirement for attendance is to be an active leader within any of these groups:

Government: The Kalapa Council; Sakyong Ladrang; Kalapa Court; Kalapa Executive; Centre Directors and Group Coordinators; all positions related to Finance, Development, and Patronage: Kalapa Patrons, Shambhala Trust, Sakyong Foundation, Potrang; Culture and Decorum Representatives; Societal Health and Well-being Directors; local Shambhala Council Members; all positions related to Publicity, Media, Communications and Technology; Deleg leaders; and all other members of the Mandala Council.

Practice and Education: All roles related to Practice and Education: Acharyas, Shastris, all teachers, Meditation Instructors, Shambhala Guides, Chopons, and all others in the “Centre Admin Function” field of the SDB, which includes roles such a “Shambhala Resident Director” and “Nalanda Coordinator,” etc.

Protection: The Dorje Kasung will send invitations through the line command.

There will be online teachings preceding the Three Pillar Leadership Retreat are intended to prepare the ground for the teachings presented within the retreat. They are strongly recommended for all participants but are not a requirement to attend the retreat.

The online training dates are:
Sakyong Address to the Pillar of Practice and Education — 2pm Atlantic time, Saturday 23 February 2013
Sakyong Address to the Pillar of Governance — 2pm Atlantic time, Saturday 9 March 2013
Sakyong Address to the Pillar of Protection — 2pm Atlantic time, Saturday 13 April 2013

Tuition for this program is $300. There may be a materials fee so please keep this in mind while budgeting for this program.

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