Program Details

Sacred World, Thread of Gold

with Sandra Ladley & Megan Murphy
October 5 / 10:00 AM - October 5 / 4:00 PM

The Series

  • September 7 Shambhala Leadership Training Part I 
    Shambhala Lineage, History, and Culture with Acharya Alan Schwartz

  • October 5 Shambhala Leadership Training Part II 
    Sacred World, Thread of Gold with Shastri Sandra Ladley and Megan Murphy

  • November 2 Shambhala Leadership Training Part III 
    The Six Ways of Ruling with Shastri Amy Conway

  • December 7 Shambhala Leadership Training Part IV 
    Meditation in Action and the Path of Service with Khenchen Charlie Green 

Sacred World, Thread of Gold: 
As the world becomes at once more global and intimate what skills and qualities will leaders need to be effective and transform outdated models of organization that no longer work well?  The Shambhala approach to leadership involves becoming intimate with ourselves and our world and meeting others with an anchored inner sense of personal strength and authentic kindness that links leadership with service.    Our sessions will include topics such as sacred world and true perception, exploring our senses, creating a wakeful environment, hosting, and creating and enjoying a celebratory feast together.  

Everyone is qualified to take leadership training, and it is not necessary to take these trainings in sequence.

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

Shastri Sandra Ladley is a senior Shambhala Buddhist teacher.  She holds an M.A. in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University.  Sandra draws on wide ranging life experiences as an artist, therapist and business manager to bring depth, warmth and humor to her teaching.  Her current focus is leading meditation-based classes, groups and retreats on topics including Radical Acceptance and Dharma Art. Sandra lives in the Bay Area in Albany, California. 

Megan Murphy grew up in Montreal and is now the Director of Berkeley Shambhala Center.  She is a long time student and teacher of the Shambhala Teachings who lived and worked at Shambhala Mountain Center for several years.  She has organized and co-ordinated many successful Shambhala events and created and managed her own successful massage business in Davis for more than twelve years. 

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