Dancing in Groundlessness: A Mahayana Awakening

with Melissa Moore

October 16th

Date details +
    Price.:
  • $40 Program Price
  • $60 Patron Price
  • $20 Other Price
  • Or pay what you can afford. Please write in the amount.
Room: Meditation Hall

Mahayana Awakening
This three-hour workshop explores the experiential realization of shunyata, or emptiness as understood on the Mahayana path of Buddhism. Shunyata means empty of ego, and yet, ego offers us a path of realization. The paradoxical topic is explored with humor and compassionate exchange to embrace the inevitable truth of our natural openness, and celebrate that.

Please come for a morning of guided meditation and experiential exploration  embracing our natural openness and vulnerable hearts.

This program will be held online on the Zoom platform.

Melissa Moore is senior teacher in the Shambhala Tradition and co-founder of Karuna Training, a training certification in Contemplative Psychology. Melissa has been teaching Buddhism, Shambhala, and Karuna Training worldwide since 1995. She has a MA  in Contemplative Psychotherapy and a Ph.D. in Psychological Anthropology. She currently lives in Denver and is the steward of Karuna Training.  http://www.karunatraining.com.

Cost
Program Price: $40
Patron Price: $60
Students, Seniors, and Limited Income: $20

Registration
Please register at least 24 hours in advance to be certain you receive the link for the program.

Contact
If you have any questions, please contact Robert Fox: education [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org 

 


 

Program Policy
Our program policy has changed to reflect the current situation with online programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration
Please register and pay online in advance of the program to make certain you receive all communications including the link for the program. Our online payment system is set up to accept payment through PayPal.

Generosity Policy
The Berkeley Shambhala Center is funded solely by your membership and program donations. Thank you for your generosity as you consider what you can pay for each program at our Center. We strive to price our programs in a way that accurately reflects the financial need of our Center and the cost to us of producing the program.

We are committed to offering our programs to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. Most programs include a base program price as well as a sliding scale.

If you need to reach a member of the Shambhala Center Staff, email manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org with your inquiry.

What is the Patron Price?
The other aspect of our Generosity Policy is our Patron Price. Those who are able to offer more than the regular program price can select the Patron Price option. By selecting this option, your generosity is helping to cover the costs of those who may not be able to pay the full price of the program. Thank you for your consideration, and for helping all to receive the treasure of the Shambhala Dharma.

We appreciate you registering and paying online. This helps us not only to plan for the program, but speeds up the registration line on the day of the program.

Work Study
We depend on volunteers to make all of our programs happen. If you are interested in offering your support in this way, please contact manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org. We would be very grateful. Please note that we have limited work-study options for online programs.

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If you are unable to attend a program for which you have pre-registered and paid, and contact us to cancel participation at least one week (7 calendar days) prior to the start of the program, you are entitled to either receive a refund less the cost of processing the payment, or you can apply the full payment amount to the cost of an upcoming program of your choice.

If you cancel your participation within the week prior to the program, you can apply those funds to another upcoming program of your choice.

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