Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.
Wednesday, Dec. 9th | 6:30 to 9 PM
In many contexts, virtue and leadership are understood to be at odds with each other: those who are truly virtuous cannot be effective in the “real” world, and effective leaders cannot afford to let virtue get in the way of getting results. The Daoist and Shambhala traditions teach that virtue and leadership must together if we are to have a good human society flourishing in a healthy ecology. Acharya Hessey will draw from his translation of the ancient Daoist classic, the I Ching and the modern tradition of Shambhala to discuss this important issue.
We offer several of opportunities for you to join us in practice. Free and open to the public, both new and experienced practitioners are welcome.
- Sunday Open House: 9 AM to Noon
- Tuesdays at Oakland Shambhala: 8 to 9:30 PM
- Wednesday Practice Night: 6:30 to 9 PM
- Monday Evenings: 7 to 8 PM
- Friday Evenings: 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Nov. 21-22 & Dec. 5 | See program details for times
Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Participants in this class will receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions as they arise. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. The challenges of daily life become opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.
Jan. 14 – Feb. 11 | Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 PM
The third class of the Way of Shambhala I, Joy in Everyday Life will take us deeper into the Shambhala teachings on cheerfulness and health. Through study and practice of these teachings on discipline and the traditional Buddhist teachings of the Mahayana, we step out of the trap of our habitual patterns, free ourselves from confusion, and cultivate the noble heart of compassion. This class is a strong introduction to the Buddhist concept of bodhicitta.