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.
Join us for a free Open House to meditate, connect with community, and develop mindful-awareness & compassion:
Feeling Human Again: A Sunday Series with Shastri Sandra Ladley & Lori Ruth
This series will building on our weekly Sunday Sitting; you can come to the whole series or drop in for any of the sessions.
Confidence Beyond Concept: A Weekend of Mudra Space Awareness with Greg Heffron
April 22 and 23 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“Mindfulness” doesn’t mean anything without embodiment. What are we mindful of? The Buddha’s first ‘foundation’ for mindfulness was our body. The unique Shambhala discipline of Mudra Space Awareness challenges us to see that even ‘highly trained’ people aren’t often willing to relate in a raw way with sensory experience. Instead of relating to our actual body, we tend towards what Chogyam Trungpa called “psychosomatic body” — where we think about our bodily experience, rather than actually feeling embodied. This process is one of the main ways we disconnect from experience and lose our innate confidence. This workshop will introduce Mudra to those not familiar, and deepen it for those that are. Note that Mudra Space Awareness is entirely distinct from Maitri Space Awareness. The two disciplines are not directly connected in their practice or presentation. More about Mudra Space Awareness can be found here.
1st Sunday of each Month | 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Thursdays, May 25 to June 22 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Over the course of 6 to 8 weeks, participants will view recorded teachings on their own schedule. And then gather in the online learning environment to discuss, contemplate and engage in exercises aimed at deepening their understanding.