Program Details

Shambhala Leadership Training Part III: Communication, Conflict Resolution and Creating Enlightened Society

with Melissa Moore & Manuel Medeiros
May 25 / 9:00 AM - May 25 / 4:00 PM

A day-long leadership training in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. This workshop will provide skills and trainings in support of the path of contemplative leadership. In the morning we will focus on taking leadership as part of one’s spiritual path. 

In the morning we will focus on taking the view and practice of taking Basic Goodness and Enlightened Socity as a basis of one’s leadership. In the afternoon we will explore the art of communication and conflict resolution from a Shambhala Buddhist perspective.

How we lead our lives in households and in families, at work and at play, publicly and privately, affects the health of an entire society. Join with leaders in Shambhala to explore our mutual commitment to creating a more sane society through principles of universal leadership.

Everyone is qualified to take leadership training, and it is not neccessary to take the trainings in sequence.

Creating Enlightened Society will explore how the principle of Basic Goodness can serve as a foundation for our path of leadership and the creation of Enlightened Society.

        9:00-10:00  Opening Chants and Sitting Meditation
       10:00-12:30  Leadership as Path Teachings and Workshop
       12:30-1:30  Lunch
       1:30-4:00  Working with Wealth Teachings and Workshop

This program is free to Shambhala Interns and Teachers. 
Membership discounts apply. For financial aid or work-study please contact Mery, volunteer [at] sfshambhala [dot] org, at least a week in advance. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Melissa MooreAcharya Melissa Moore Ph.D.has been a student of Shambhala since 1979. She has an MA in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University, attended the 1985 seminary, has been teaching internationally since 1990, and was empowered as a Shastri in 2010. She co-founded, and continues to teach and develop, The Karuna Training, a 3-year professional certificate training in Contemplative Psychology and a division of Shambhala Europe.

Melissa is a Senior Executive of Family Service Agency of San Francisco and since 2005 has been the founding Director of The Felton Institute dedicated to research and training in community mental health services for marginalized populations suffering from mental illness. Melissa has a PhD in Psychological Anthropology from California Institute of Integral Studies and a Post Doctoral degree from University of California San Francisco in Community Based Research and Psychiatric Treatment. She has extensive experience as a clinician and manager of several clinics developed for the treatment of eating disorders, dissociative disorders and trauma related illnesses.

Manuel MadeirosShastri Manuel Madeiros became a student of the Druk Sakyong in 1980. In 1981 his wife Patricia and he became founding members of what is now the Davis Shambhala Center. He served as Chair of the Northern California Shambhala Board of Directors from 2007 to 2013, when he was appointed Shastri. He recently retired from the California Attorney General's office, where he held the position of Solicitor General since 2002. His wife Patricia is the Regional Representative of the Shambhala Office of Culture & Decorum. They have two adult daughters living in Southern California and expect to become grandparents in June, 2013.

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