Meditation Instructors Gathering
with Acharya Dale Asrael & Acharya Susan Chapman
Pre-requisite: being an authorized Meditation Instructor.
Shambhala International encourages all Meditation Instructors to attend. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has requested that, throughout the Shambhala community this year, we emphasize meditation instruction as a focus of our work together. Specifically, the Sakyong would like us to use this period of time to train and deepen in Shambhala Meditation by studying his text on Shambhala meditation. Additionally, to prepare for the role of meditation instruction in a societal vision, he asks that we further develop skills of listening and inquiry. As he said, our role is not to teach the students something, but to help them discover something.
The Meditation Instructors Gatherings will include study and contemplation of excerpts of the Shambhala Meditation text, exploring the ways the qualities of gentleness, trust, and caring inform our entire approach to meditation (our own practice, as well as teaching meditation to others). Thus, meditation can be understood as an expression of appreciation for oneself, and the qualities of embodiment, relaxation, kindness and confidence can be communicated.
The SoCal and Southwest United States M.I. Gathering, led by Acharyas Dale Asrael and Susan Chapman, will be held at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles in Eagle Rock, beginning on Thursday evening, July 18, 2013 at 6 pm and continuing through the day and evening on Friday and Saturday and ending on Sunday, July 21, at 5pm.
The Program fee is $250 for those who can afford this; $175 is offered as a discounted fee. The fee for scholarhship particants is $100. A $100 deposit is required at registration to hold your place. The fee includes materials. A light dinner will be available on arrival and a light breakfast will be offered in the mornings. Lunches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are included as well as dinner before the evening session on Saturday.
Please include a message in the notes if you need the discounted fee or need to apply for the scholarship.
If you would like us to try to find housing for you with sangha members, please contact [email protected].