Program Details

Rigden Weekend


with Melissa Moore
November 29 / 7:00 PM - December 1 / 5:00 PM

The contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom of The Way of Shambhala culminates in unconditional confidence. This weekend workshop, led by a master teacher in the Shambhala tradition, Acharya Melissa Moore, introduces the teachings of enlightened leadership. With the great problems now facing human society, it seems increasingly important to find simple ways to bring compassionate and strong leadership to the world, even in small ways. This weekend emphasizes genuine confidence and steadfastness in facing the world’s challenges.


This weekend completes the Way of Shambhala Heart of Warriorship Series & Everyday Life Series.  By the wishes of the Sakyong, the Rigden Weekend includes the opportunity to take the new Shambhala Vow and receive a Shambhala Name. The Shambhala Vow is an acknowledgement and proclamation that basic goodness is the essential nature of humanity. Family and friends of participants are welcome to witness the vow ceremony on Sunday afternoon and attend the reception afterward.


Pre-requisites: *Completion of most of the Way of Shambhala I: Contentment, Joy, Fearlessness and Wisdom in Everyday Life, and Shambhala Training Level 5 - Open Sky.   
All graduates of Sacred Path are welcome.


* Please work out any exceptions to the prerequisites with Ruth Wallen rwallen@ucsd.edu


NOTES: Acharya Moore would like to schedule short individual Shambhala name interviews during an afternoon sitting period on Friday between 3:30-5:00 p.m., if possible.  Once you have registered, please contact program coordinator Kathryn Sturch regarding your availability for a brief ten-minute interview. ksturch@san.rr.com


There will also be a pre-weekend discussion regarding the Shambhala Vow with Ruth Wallen on Sunday Nov. 17 at 11:30.


Melissa Moore, PhD., 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 and as an Acharya in 2012. 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.


Please register as soon as possible to facilitate planning.


$150.00; $125 for members/seniors/students


(Generosity Policy Applies)

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