The Sacredness of Earth: A Special Dharma Night Presentation
with John Rockwell
April 3 / 6:30 PM - April 3 / 9:30 PM
In creating an awake society, it is crucial to realize that we belong to a larger society than the human community. Beings of the plant, animal, bird, bacteria, insect, fungi, and other living communities offer their richness to the world and make our lives possible and powerful. Unless we take a full view of our family, it is hard to forge a true view of who we are and what gifts we have to offer. This evening's discussion will explore what sacredness means to us personally in all the interconnections between the earth and our human society. We will draw on Buddhist and Shambhala teachings as well as insights and pathways provided by permaculture and the Transition movement. All are welcome.
This evening gathering is a stand alone event; it is also a preparation for entering into action. On Sunday, April 8th, everyone is invited to a community gathering to look at what our next step could be. For more information about Sunday, please visit this page
Ashe Acharya John Rockwell has been a student of Buddhism and the Shambhala teachings since 1975. Former professor of Buddhist Studies at Naropa University, co-director of Karmê Chöling and director of Shambhala International, he was named Ashe Acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 1996. He headed the Shambhala Office of Practice and Education in 2001, and teaches worldwide.
Wednesday Dharma Night
A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Featuring meditation practice, meditation instruction, a talk by one of our senior teachers and discussion. We also offer an assortment of delicious snacks and tea before each session.
The current series of dharma talks focuses on the concept of Warriorship, or human bravery, and the Shambhala path of bringing the sanity and peace we encounter on the meditation cushion out into our everyday lives.
6:30 Doors open
7:00 Sitting meditation practice / Meditation instruction
7:40 Dharma talk and discussion
9:00 Community gathering
Join us for this wonderful opportunity to practice with others in a warm, supportive environment. And bring your friends!
Suggested donation of $5 to $10
There is no cost for this event, but donations are welcome.