Regional MI Gathering
with Daniel Hessey & David Rome
October 11 / 9:00 AM - October 13 / 6:00 PM
We are happy to announce the following Meditation Instructors’ Gatherings for 2013, and encourage all meditation Instructors to attend one of these events. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has requested that, throughout the Shambhala community this year, we emphasize meditation instruction as a focus of our work together. Specifically, he would like us to use this period of time to train and deepen in Shambhala Meditation by studying the text. Additionally, to prepare for the role of meditation instruction in a societal vision, he asks that we further develop skills of listening and inquiry. As he said, our role is “…not to teach the students something, but to help them discover something”.
The Meditation Instructors’ Gatherings will include study and contemplation of excerpts of the Shambhala Meditation text, exploring the ways the qualities of gentleness, trust, and caring inform our entire approach to meditation (our own practice, as well as teaching meditation to others). Thus, meditation can be understood as an expression of appreciation for oneself, and the qualities of embodiment, relaxation, kindness and confidence can be communicated.
The cost for this program is $250 with a $100 deposit.