Becoming Shambhala - Teachings on Kindess with Acharya Moh Hardin

with Acharya Moh Hardin

October 13th—October 15th (2017)

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  • $150 Program Price
  • $175 Patron Price

Becoming Shambhala: The Profound Practice of Ordinary Kindness

 In recent years, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has strongly emphasized to our community that manifesting kindness is a critical practice. It’s not always easy. In fact, bringing kindness forward may be one of the most profound and challenging accomplishments of the Shambhala bodhisattva warrior because it requires that we emerge from our fear and exchange ourselves for others.

Kindness is a transmission of humanity itself, an innate quality that lacks selfishness. When we engage in kindness we are connecting with the reality of life, which is that other people exist. We enjoy the path because the path itself is the goal. Kindness is therefore both an individual path of overcoming ignorance and the core of societal awakening.

Acharya Moh Hardin, senior teacher for the Atlantic Canada region, will focus his annual fall teaching on the recent outpouring of writings on kindness by Sakyong Mipham. One intention of this teaching is to “prime the pump” for the upcoming transmission to our community of the Sadhana of Kindness that the Sakyong mentioned in his Shambhala Day address.

The program will consist of meditation and instruction, talks and discussions, and practices to deepen and manifest kindness. The program is open to all, although some experience in meditation practice is helpful.

Shambhala members and advanced practictioners are particularly invited to attend this important gathering of the local sangha.