Program Details

Rigden Weekend


with Susan Chapman
September 26 / 7:30 PM - September 28 / 5:00 PM

This program focuses on 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. The Rigden weekend emphasizes genuine confidence and steadfastness in facing the world's challenges.


Acharya Susan Chapmanhas been a student of Shambhala since 1974. She has an MA in Buddhist and Western Psychology from Naropa University, worked with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, and is a licensed Marital and Family Therapist. She has one grown child. With her husband Jerry she founded the Juneau Shambhala Center and later completed Gampo Abbey's three year retreat, where she went on to serve as druppon "retreat leader" for six more years.


After moving back to Vancouver, Susan started a business which offers workshops and training in mindful communication, and is on the faculty of Karuna Training, teaching twice yearly in Europe. She was empowered as a Shastri in 2010. In April she published her book, The five Keys to Mindful Communication. The Sakyong gave her the acharya name Jinlap Wangmo "Blessing Lady."


Program Prerequisites: Completion of both Wisdom in Everyday Life and Level V, or completion of Sacred Path through Outrageous/Inscrutable.

All Sacred path graduates - please join us for this first offering of Rigden in Baltimore!

Other interested persons should contact their MI or Eric Laufe (windhorse5@msn.com) if they have questions about the pre-requisites.





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To support the work of the Center, we suggest a contribution to help cover program expenses and overall maintenance. We are happy to accept an offering in any amount that you can afford, either above or below the suggested level. Your financial contribution is not necessary in order to take programs. It's important to our mission that everyone who's inspired to go forward on the Shambhala Budhist path has our complete support. We are thankful no matter what level you can give, for it is your presencethat will improve the health and well-being of our Center






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