Feeling Human Again: A Public Talk
with Acharya Alan Schwartz
An evening for discovering basic goodness in the world and ourselves. This talk is free and open to all. There is no need to register.
Through feeling our humanity, we begin to glimpse that goodness is the unconditional ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.
This Friday evening talk is free and open to all. If you are curious about Shambhala, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more. If you are familiar with the Shambhala teachings, this is a chance to reconnect with what you have learned and reconnect with your basic goodness.
This talk is the beginning of the weekend program, "The Art of Being Human," but you may attend the talk independent of the weekend.
If you wish to register for the weekend program, please do so here.
About the Teacher
Alan Schwartz became a student of Shambhala in 1970, when Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche first arrived and began to teach in North America. For four years he resided at Karme Choling and Maitri, both newly-founded meditation communities, until taking up residence in Boulder, where he founded numerous businesses.
In the 1980’s, Alan served for five years as the principal executive officer of 3-month seminary programs. It was during this period that he received his “basic training”, working closely with the Druk Sakyong on these seminal teaching events. During that time he was also appointed to serve as teacher-in-residence to Shambhala’s San Francisco community, which he did for nine years.
Alan is particularly inspired by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's leadership and vision for social transformation and applying profound Shambhala Buddhist teachings in areas of worldly impact, such as working with the energy of business and wealth, and transforming materialism to activity which benefits society.