Touching Drala: Recognizing Simplicity as the Root of Courage A Talk on the Shambhala Sadhana (Westside)

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

January 24th (2014)

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  • $20.00 Patron Price
Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066

This program is open to all who have received the transmission to practice The Shambhala Sadhana.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has identified the Shambhala Sadhana as a key element on the path of Shambhala warriorship.  In this special talk with Acharya Dan Hessey, we will discuss how the Shambhala Sadhana opens us to drala and works with our doubt and hesitation about basic goodness in ourselves, others, and society.  

Please note that we will be practicing the Shambhala Sadhana earlier in the day at 3:30 pm, followed by a no-host welcome dinner at a nearby restaurant from 5:30-7p.  Acharya Hessey is also available for interviews on the Shambhala Sadhana.  When you register for this program, please indicate whether you will be attending the 3:30 pm practice session and/or the dinner, and/or whether you would like an interview.

Schedule for the day:

1:30-3 pm: Possible Interviews on the Shambhala Sadhana with Acharya Hessey (upon  request)

3:30 pm: Practice Session — The Shambhala Sadhana

5:30 pm: Welcome Dinner

7:30-9:30 pm: Talk on The Shambhala Sadhana.

Acharya Daniel Hessey has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1973, and has taught extensively throughout the U.S. and South America. Since 2004, he has studied the I Ching with Eva Wong, a Taoist Qigong lineage holder and translator of classical Chinese texts. Dan is also a former director and board member of Shambhala Mountain Center.

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