Program Details

Illuminating the Darkness: Skillful Means in Shambhala Buddhism

with Judith Simmer-Brown
February 18 / 7:30 PM - February 18 / 9:00 PM

A public talk by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, one of our most respected, senoir teachers.

In difficult times like these, when economic, political, and ecological circumstances have become so challenging, many people feel a sense of frustration or depression. Shambhala Buddhism provides a powerful vision and set of practices for the peaceful warrior who fearlessly overcomes obstacles and works for the happiness of all. This talk presents the basics of this view, and shows how individuals and small communities practicing and working together can transform the world one step at a time.

Judith Simmer-Brown is professor of Buddhist studies at Naropa University, and Dean of the Shambhala Teachers’ Academy. She has been an acharya, senior dharma teacher, since 2000, and is author of "Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism" and "Meditation and the Classroom." She is married and has two young adult children. 

Membership discounts apply. For financial aid or work-study please contact Mery Miguez, volunteer [at] sfshambhala [dot] org, at least a week in advance. No one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.

Please pre-register online to help us plan for the class.

Kathryn: programs [at] sfshambhala [dot] org

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