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with Barbara Märtens
November 22 / 9:00 AM - November 24 / 5:00 PM
Early Bird Registration: 100€ (until October 10th)
Acharya Barbara Maertens will be coming to Cologne to lead the third European MI Gathering. Originally the date of the annual Office of Practice and Education Conference in Europe this weekend will now provide another chance to receive the Sakyong’s instructions for the new Shambhala Meditation, to practice and study them with peers and so find out about the special depth and atmosphere they allow. Having attended one of this year’s MI Gatherings will allow MI’s to study the Sakyong’s book on Shambhala Meditation.
Acharya Barbara Maertens has been fully empowered by the Sakyong to work with Shambhala Meditation in Europe. We will also deepen our training in meditation instruction and explore the skills of feeling, being, and touching as a structure for our meetings with our meditation students.
In preparation for the MI Gathering, participants are asked to watch two online presentations by Acharya Dale Asrael, "Shambhala Meditation Training Part 1 and 2” (from December 2012 and January 2013). If you haven’t done so, it would be great to watch these with other MIs of your groups & centres, but you can also register individually and obtain recordings of the talks from the Shambhala Online recording library.