Program Details

Becoming a Compassionate Leader

with Lodro Rinzler
October 19 / 1:00 PM - October 19 / 6:00 PM

Explore Lessons from the Shambhala Principle to make a difference in the world.

Are you interested in creating social change but don't know how to do it? Curious about whether it's possible to do good for others and still do well financially? Looking for meaningful career choices, or even unclear about what you want to do "when you grow up"?

Join us for a day-long retreat on how to become a more authentic person and the leader this world needs. This retreat is intended for anyone who wants to live their existent life in a sane way that benefits the world around them. That means you should still be you –– the you that goes out with friends on a Friday night, has a jerk of a boss, and wants to love and be loved.

Based on Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's The Shambhala Principle and the traditional Buddhist teachings known as the Six Ways of Ruling, we will explore how to bring our meditation practice off the cushion and show up in a genuine way at home, at work, in the bar, and everywhere else we are called upon to serve as leaders.

The afternoon's teaching and discussion will be followed by a Pizza Party with the Ziji Collective. Here you can connect personally with Lodro, get a book signed, and casually discuss you inspiration.

Lodro Rinzler is a teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and the author of the books "The Buddha Walks into a Bar" and "Walk Like a Buddha". Over the last decade he has taught numerous workshops at meditation centers and college campuses throughout North America. Lodro’s column, ""What Would Sid Do, appears regularly on the Huffington Post and he is frequently featured in Reality Sandwich, the Interdependence Project, Shambhala Sun, Buddhadharma, and Good Men Project. He is the founder of the Institute for Compassionate Leadership, an authentic leadership training and job placement organization, and lives in Brooklyn with his dog Tillie and his cat Justin Bieber.

Learn more about Lodro on his website.
Watch the (silly) trailer for his new book, Walk Like a Buddha
Watch the trailer for his first book, The Buddha Walks Into a Bar

Interview with Lodro Rinzler by Elephant Journal

$60 preregistration
$75 at the door
Membership discounts apply. For financial aid or work-study please contact volunteer [at] sfshambhala [dot] org, at least a week in advance. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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