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Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön

Being Brave, Transforming Our World

Being Brave, Transforming Our World

In this retreat Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Ani Pema Chödrön join forces to give us teachings on basic goodness and spiritual warriorship. Sakyong Mipham opens the retreat by speaking on basic goodness as the elemental nature of all human beings, and the power of self-reflection to cause a cultural shift. Then Pema Chödrön addresses the question, “If we’re all basically good, why are we so confused?” Later, Pema tackles the subject of spiritual warriorship—how to use bravery and compassion to go beyond our confusion. The Sakyong then concludes the retreat by revealing how discovering basic goodness—personally and collectively—leads to an enlightened society. December 2011

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Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - December 05, 2011
Gil Fronsdal

Gil Fronsdal

Generosity: The Revolutionary Foundation for Buddhist Practice

Dana: The Revolutionary Foundation for Buddhist Practice

The practice of giving and the virtue of generosity is at the foundation of Buddhism since the time of the Buddha. Generous giving is a wonderful entry point to Buddhist practice as well as expressions of mature practice. At its essence dana is revolutionary because it is a giving freely without any expectation of receiving something in return. Not only is it is an alternative to selfishness, greed, and possessiveness, it is an alternative to the commercial economy that is the basis of our society. In the four weeks of the retreat, Gil Fronsdal will discuss the radical nature of dana, how it can be practiced, and it's connection to the path of liberation. November 2011

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Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - October 31, 2011
David Rome

David Rome

Focusing for Meditators: Accessing the Wisdom of the Felt Sense

Focusing for Meditators

The practice of Focusing builds directly on the mental skills of mindfulness and awareness in order to develop action-oriented intuitive insights into the challenges we encounter "off the cushion." Using contemplative methods from Western psychology and philosophy, Focusing puts us in touch with the subtle level of experience known as the felt sense, where the non-conceptual wisdom of the body can be unfolded. October 2011

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Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - October 03, 2011
Gaylon Ferguson

Gaylon Ferguson

Natural Bravery

Natural Bravery

In the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, there is a saying, "Unless we understand the nature of fear, we cannot know fearlessness." In this retreat, Gaylon Ferguson, Ph.D, will outline a step-by-step approach to engage fear as a direct path to transforming ourselves and our world. September 2011

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Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - September 06, 2011
Rita Gross

Rita Gross

Buddhist History for Buddhist Practitioners

Buddhist History for Buddhist Practitioners

Modern historical study challenges much in the Buddhist tradition, but understanding Buddhist history can enrich our practice by demonstrating how Buddhist teachings and institutions are themselves impermanent and contingently arisen. This examination of Buddhist history may lead to a less sectarian appreciation of dharma and open up Buddhism to a richer dialogue with the contemporary world. Begins August 1st, 2011

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Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - August 01, 2011