Program Details

2014 Ziji Collective International Leadership Summit

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche & Melissa Moore & Nicholas Kranz & Holly Gayley
April 30 / 7:00 PM - May 2 / 2:00 PM

Special Guest Speaker
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Featuring workshops led by
Acharya Noel McLellan
Acharya Melissa Moore
Shastri Holly Gayley
Shastri Nick Kranz
and more!

Hosted by
Ziji Collective Founder, Alex Van Gils

Who’s Invited?
Current leaders of Ziji Collective groups from around the world, leaders of young sangha initiatives in Shambhala interested in connecting with the global network that is the Ziji Collective.

Program Details
The Ziji Collective arose from two tasks set forth by the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: to empower young leaders in the Shambhala community, and to discover what it means to be part of a social movement based on the Shambhala Principle of Basic Goodness.

We invite leaders of Ziji Collectives from around the world, as well as leaders of young sangha groups throughout Shambhala who are interested in the Ziji Collective, to gather together in San Francisco this year to foster camaraderie, share skillful means and inspiration, and build the sense of collectivity necessary for accomplishing Shambhala Vision.

We will share innovations and questions from different cities and countries, explore group facilitation and conflict resolution techniques, and explore how we can engage in social action from a place of Basic Goodness.

We are so proud to announce that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will be addressing this assembly of young leaders in person.

Our Ziji Collective Summit immediately precedes an epic, precious weekend with the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Ani Pema Chödrön called Being Brave which will take place May 2-4.

Suggested price $75, or pay what you can.

Retreat Workstudy
Please email alexandramilsom [at] gmail [dot] com for workstudy for the Being Brave Retreat

For Funding Support for Being Brave please send a short (two or three sentences) story that tells us who you are, what inspires you about coming to the Ziji Summit and Being Brave, and how you will bring what you learn into your world and community. Please send these stories to: sarikeene [at] comcast [dot] net.

Creating Enlightened Society: Being Brave
Ziji Ccollective Summit participants are invited to participate in Being Brave with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön (May 2-4) as members of a Ziji Collective work study team.

For more information, contact alexandramilsom [at] gmail [dot] com.

Lodging & Travel
Please email coordinator alexandramilsom [at] gmail [dot] com with your lodging needs and arrival/departure information. The ZC will make every effort to help house summit participants with local sangha members during both the summit and the Being Brave program.

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