Program Details

The Mother Lineage: Gentleness, Prajña and the Heart of Sadness. A Community Retreat

with Susan Chapman
September 22 / 9:00 AM - September 22 / 6:00 PM

We are delighted to welcome Acharya Susan Chapman as she joins us for the Harvest of Peace weekend, offering this one-day community retreat in her role of supporting us through our process of meeting and healing from the challenges of changes we have been facing.   

In this one-day retreat we will explore the Shambhala teachings on the feminine principle, symbolic of the open space and groundlessness from which wisdom and genuine communication arises. Beyond ego’s territory, the mother lineage reveals that the heart of sadness is key to the path of the bodhisattva warrior.  The retreat will include group chants,  mindfulness meditation, short talks and dialogues.

“Prajña, or discriminating awareness, is described in terms of the feminine principle—as the mother of all the buddhas, she who gives birth to the very idea of enlightenment.” 

Druk Sakyong, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.


Suggested donation: $65 (includes a light lunch)

To make this program accessible to as many of our community as possible, we are not setting a program price, but are requesting donations in whatever amount you feel is appropriate.  The visit of an acharya involves significant expense for a Center in terms of travel and honorarium.  Please note the suggested donation amount but know that your attendance is more important than your ability to pay the full amount.  Those who are able are invited to donate above the amount and to view it as an investment in the Center's health and future.

If you have questions about the program or the donation, please contact Marion Buckley at or 205-908-5405.

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