Program Details

Vajra Nature, Vajra Heart and Vajra Action: How to Bring Everything to the Path (Berkeley)

with Melissa Moore
October 26 / 9:30 AM - October 26 / 6:30 PM

Join the vajrayana sangha for a week of study, practice and deep personal reflection on our indestructible nature, as we revisit Vajra Assemblies conducted by the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

A week of practice with containers provided for ngondro, vajrayogini, chakrasamvara, Werma and Scorpian Seal All levels. An independent focus is available for each practice, and the group will join daily to open, for the Vajrayana talk and for closing chants.

Lunch will be eaten together. We are evoking a Vajra community to discover the Vajra nature of reality and our world. Please come and practice with us if you are authorized to practice Vajrayana.

9:30 Opening chants and sitting
10:15 Break to individual practice groups
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Sitting shambhala yoga
2:30 Vajrayana Talk appropriate for all practices and Reflections time
4:00 Tea time which can transition back to afternoon practice session
6:00 Evening chants all together
6:30 End every day

Acharya Melissa Moore is a meditation teacher and co- founder of The Karuna Training in Europe in 1996: Karuna is a 3-year professional training in Contemplative Psychology. The Karuna Training program has spread throughout Europe and is currently held in Germany, Netherlands, France, Austria, Spain and Poland. In addition Melissa is empowered as an Acharya (Senior Teacher and Preceptor) in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and a long time student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche since 1979. Melissa is currently a Senior Executive of Family Service Agency (FSA) of San Francisco and the founding Director of The Felton Institute since 2005. The Felton Institute is a division of FSA that is dedicated to research and training in best practices.

$350 if registered & paid by Oct 5
$75 day
$600 Patron Rate
$450 is the base or "sustainable" rate. Those who can are warmly invited to pay our patron rate of $600 to help us fund scholarships for those who cannot pay the full price.  

Visit the Berkeley Shambhala Center Website

Megan at meganqmurphy [@] outlook [dot] com or 510-542-1391

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