Program Details

Being Brave: Is Enlightened Society Possible? (Richmond, CA)


with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche & Pema Chödron
May 2 / 7:00 PM - May 4 / 6:00 PM


Drawing on the depths of Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, Being Brave will explore how meditation practice develops a greater sense of interconnectedness, and rouses strength to cultivate enlightened society. How can we apply inner peace and bravery to develop outer compassionate action? Global spiritual wisdom speaks to an inner and outer transformation. When we open our hearts to meet fear with bravery, we can begin to connect with the fundamental practice of compassion and the recognition of our shared humanity.


The authentic and tender connections to each other create a sacred endeavor, and an endeavor that the Sakyong addresses as "a human contemplation about our own nature and our own goodness." He says further, "Isolated in our world, happiness and meaning are based on connectivity. Though our lives are separate, we may find that this is the means through which we can join our strengths and softness." This is the view for the program.


As the program nears, there will be ride share and housing bulletin boards, so that out-of-town participants can more easily find transportation and a place to stay. For more details and registration please see the website: Being Brave: Is Enlightened Society Possible?


Prerequisites: None, this program is open to everyone.


Location: Craneway Pavillion, 1414 Harbour Way S, Richmond CA.

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