Live webcast of the Being Brave event at the Silicon Valley Shambhala Center!
Drawing on the depths of Shambhala and Buddhist teaching, 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.
Seating is limited; to ensure a seat Pre-Registration is necessary.
$75. (Generosity Policy applies. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)
An additional gift for the two main teachers is traditional and optional.
Friday, May 2
6:30 to 7:00pm - Registration and arrival
7:00pm - Sitting Meditation (no previous experience is needed)
7:30 - Opening Talk – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: Bravery and Basic Goodness in Times of Challenge
9:30 - Close
Saturday, May 3
9am – Welcome and Meditation Instruction
9:30 am – Ani Pema Chodron: Working with Fear and Anger Regarding the State of the World
11:30am - Affinity Circles
12:00pm – Lunch with Affinity Gatherings (please bring your lunch). Juice, tea and coffee will be provided.
2:00pm – Welcome back and short sit
2:30pm – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: Guided Meditation: Feeling, Being, Touching
4:00pm – Close
Sunday, May 4
9am – Welcome, review meditation instruction, and sit
10am – Ani Pema Chodron: Enlightened Society
Noon – Lunch with Affinity Gatherings (please bring your lunch) Juice, tea and coffee will be provided.
2 to 3pm – Bishop Marc Andrus: Spiritual Compassionate Action
3 to 3:30 – Tea break
3:30 to 4:45pm – Panel Discussion: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Ani Pema Chodron and Bishop Marc Andrus
4:45pm – Acharya Adam Lobel offers concluding remarks
5 to 5:20pm – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: Is Enlightened Society Possible?
5:20pm – Forming Affinity Circles, “A Year of Goodness”
6pm – Close