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Buddhadharma : Spri 2007
Shambhala Mountain Center | Red Feather Lakes, CO | (888) STUPA–21 | (303) 468–9640 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.shambhalamountain.org Shambhala Mountain Center BUDDHISM • MEDITATION • YOGA • IN THE COLORADO ROCKIES MARCH9–11 Dharma Matrix: Working with Groups as Living Systems with Mukara Meredith MARCH 15 – 18 Zen Heart: A Path of Awakening with Elizabeth Hamilton & Ezra Bayda APRIL 11 – 15 Sharing the Path with Judith Ansara Gass, LCSW, & Robert Gass, EdD APRIL6–8 God, the Buddha & the Twelve Steps with Kevin Griffin SEPTEMBER 3 – DECEMBER 8 Shamatha Retreat with B. Alan Wallace, PhD Space is limited Sacred Journeys 2007 • Bhutan • Eastern Tibet • India & Sikkim For details, contact Tina Patterson at (888) 586–9958 or email@example.com. JULY19–22 Yoga Body, Buddha Mind with CYNDI LEE & DAVID NICHTERN Bring body and mind into balance through the synthesis of Hatha Yoga and Buddhist meditation. Discover how proper alignment, breathing and stretching can deepen our meditative experience, and how through dharma instruction and meditation practice we can cultivate awareness and compassion in the body, opening further to our world. JULY 20 – AUGUST 19 Summer Dathün Meditation Retreat with ACHARYAS GAYLON FERGUSON & ARAWANA HAYASHI Deepen your practice and awaken your heart. Intense practice provides a profoundly fresh view of our lives—so precious in this hectic world. This monthlong group meditation retreat, which can be done in its entirety or in weekly segments, will include sitting and walking meditation, private interviews with a meditation instructor and talks. AUGUST1–5 Enlightened World: The Three Yanas of Shambhala Buddhadharma with SAKYONG MIPHAM RINPOCHE The essence of the Shambhala tradition is developing the confidence to trust in sacred world and basic goodness. Sakyong Mipham will present the Shambhala Buddhist path, which combines the indestructible view of the Buddha with the unwavering confidence of Shambhala. The Sakyong will show how the mindfulness and awareness of the Hinayana path, the compassion of the Mahayana path, and the wisdom of the Vajrayana path bring inner peace and freedom from aggression. AUGUST 9 – 13 Practicing Peace in Times of War with ACHARYA PEMA CHÖDRÖN & RICHARD REOCH With war and violence flaring all over the world, many of us are left feeling vulnerable and helpless. In this retreat, Pema Chödrön, accompanied by Richard Reoch, president of Shambhala, will draw on the Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression, hatred and war, pointing out that they lie nowhere but within our own mind. Pema Chödrön Explores Shantideva’s Classic The Way of the Bodhisattva For a free Sounds True catalog of wisdom teachings for the inner life, call (800) 333-9185 or visit www.soundstrue.com. bodhisattva seeks liberation from suffering not only for oneself, but for all beings. If you were a bodhisattva, how would you respond in the face of chaos and difficulty? Could you find calm in the middle of a storm? On Bodhisattva Mind, Pema Chödrön explores timeless insights and practices from the teachings of Shantideva’s eighth-century Buddhist classic The Way of the Bodhisattva to reveal a powerful core truth that can move us all closer to the bodhisattva ideal. An Unlikely Voice on Living a Virtuous Life In the eyes of his fellow scholars, begins Pema Chödrön, Shantideva appeared lazy and uninterested in his studies. He was greatly resented. So they invited the young “slacker” to give a prestigious talk—an honor reserved for only the most realized Buddhist masters—hoping to humiliate him and force him to leave school. Instead, he delivered the timeless jewel known today as The Way of the Bodhisattva. Paradoxically, the key to true liberation, he taught, is in taming the mind. Like a wild elephant, the distracted mind causes emotions to escalate. But if the mind is trained to be steady and open, no matter what comes at you, you will remain solid in the immediacy of your experience. Bodhisattva Mind presents an all-new series of practices inspired by Shantideva to help you “tether” your thoughts and emotions— not as a limiting act, but as a means to relax and restore yourself in the uncertainty of the present moment. Experience the Spaciousness of Complete Freedom “If we approach the wildness of our minds like a ‘horse whisperer’—with gentleness, compassion, and kindness—we return to our natural state of expansiveness that is always available,” says Pema Chödrön. Bodhisattva Mind invites you to join this gifted teacher to experience the clear, unbiased nature of complete freedom. PEMA CHÖDRÖN ... is an American Buddhist nun whose many books include No Time to Lose and When Things Fall Apart. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey monastery in Nova Scotia, and a devoted student of the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche. INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL Order Bodhisattva Mind now and pay only U.S. $69.95, plus receive Universal Love at no charge (retail value: $16.98). This heartfelt offering from Tibetan flutist Nawang Khechog unfolds the experience of compassion through the vehicle of music. Shipping is free with this offer (U.S. orders only; total savings: over $27). 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SOUNDS TRUE awakening wisdom EIGHT HOURS OF AUDIO LEARNING, INCLUDING: • The three core Buddhist tenets to cultivate an open heart • How to catch the thoughts that imprison you in the habitual cycles of drama—and how to let them go • Sheshin: presently knowing exactly what is happening right now as an immediate way to relieve suffering • “Remaining like a log”: rooting yourself in stillness, even when chaos swirls around you • Shamatha (literally, to dwell in tranquility): steps to tame your difficult emotions, such as fear, anger, and guilt • How “knowing your worst imperfections” cultivates compassion • 7 CDs (8 hours) featuring Ani Pema’s balanced prescription for “over-zealous bodhisattvas,” founded on the teachings of Shantideva’s classic The Way of the Bodhisattva +FR EE SHI PPINGSAV E OVE R$27 FREE MUSIC CD YESPlease send me Pema Chödrön’s Bodhisattva Mind 7-CD audio course via free shipping plus the FREE Universal Love music CD (order # P196). 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