Program Details

Shambhala Sadhana Retreat

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche & Judith Simmer-Brown & Daniel Hessey
December 13 / 7:00 PM - December 15 / 6:30 PM

May goodness become the new spirit and culture of humanity.

 – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, excerpt from colophon of the Shambhala Vow


Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche composed the Shambhala Sadhana at the conclusion of his year-long retreat in 2010 to deepen our personal and social connection with basic goodness. The Shambhala Sadhana is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach, drawn from a fresh inspiration to express basic human kindness and develop doubtless confidence in basic goodness. It is a simple and open entrance into the world and wisdom of Shambhala.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will lead this weekend retreat. The Shambhala Sadhana is a binding practice for the Shambhala community and is a way to deepen our practice of Basic Goodness and Enlightened Society. Through the practice of the Shambhala Sadhana we radiate the strength, kindness, and intelligence of goodness to become a positive force in the world for the future of humanity.

Prerequisites: (all four)

  • Shambhala Vow

  • Enlightened Society Vow

  • Shambhala Sadhana lung (reading transmission)

  • Sun transmission

The Shambhala Sadhana Retreat is only open to those who have received all four stages of entering the practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. The Shambhala Sadhana is now what students receive at Enlightened Society Assembly (ESA).

Vajrayana students would mainly have received these prerequisites by attending BOTH of these two gatherings with the Sakyong in the past two years: Shambhala Lineage Festival (Sep 2011) and Shambhala Sadhana Retreat (Mar 2012). There have also been a few recent programs led by Acharyas and Shastris offering vajrayana students these four stages of entering into the Shambhala Sadhana.

Seating will be assigned according to date of registration.

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