Being Brave: A Shambhala Retreat

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Adam Lobel, Acharya Suzann Duquette and Shastri Ethan Nichtern

May 22 - 27, 2012

Mukpo Institute This program may be taken on its own or as part of the Mukpo Institute, a three-month residential program.

"In a speedy and aggressive culture, we need different principles to live by—bravery and insight. The first moment of bravery is building trust in the mind, which we do in meditation. When we know how to create peace in our own mind, we can transform the world."
—Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Join Sakyong Mipham and senior Shambhala teachers Adam Lobel, Suzann Duquette and Ethan Nichtern for five powerful days of teachings, meditation, and discussion. New and experienced meditators are warmly invited to this gathering at Karmê Chöling Retreat Centre in Vermont, where we’ll discover ways to change the world by changing our minds.

"Transforming our world is about how we live our everyday lives."
—Senior teacher Adam Lobel

Youth Offer:  For those who are under the age of 30 and cannot afford our regular rates, we are offering a Youth Special of $195.  This price includes tuition, meals and shrineroom floor accommodations.  

To receive this special pricing, simply register by phone.

If you are able to pay our regular rates, thank you for helping Karme Choling meet its operational costs for and supporting financial assistance for others.


Pricing

Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

FULL PRICE: $798
Those who can are encouraged to register using this option.

DISCOUNT PRICE: $630
To encourage all to study, we offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price. Charitable donations provide the funding to make this pricing option available. We thank our donors for their generosity.

Financial Aid

Karmê Chöling offers interest-free payment plans, scholarships, and other financial assistance.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

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Teachers

About Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the head of the Shambhala lineage. An incarnation of Mipham the Great, he is the dharma heir and son of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala Mountain Center’s founder. Sakyong Mipham is the spiritual director of Shambhala, a global network of meditation and retreat centers, and the author of the national bestseller Turning the Mind into an Ally, as well as Ruling Your World,  Running with the Mind of Meditation and The Shambhala Principle. His background embraces both Eastern and Western cultures. Born in Bodhgaya, India, the site of the Buddha’s enlightenment, he grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and received his spiritual training from his father and other distinguished lamas. In addition to Shambhala, the Sakyong also holds the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. An avid poet, artist and athlete, he travels extensively teaching throughout the world.

About Acharya Adam Lobel

Acharya Adam Lobel, Mdiv. Harvard Divinity School, Doctoral Candidate, Harvard University, is an acharya or authorized lineage teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. A close student and representative of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, he travels globally leading meditation workshops, lecturing, and teaching on the social vision of Shambhala. He is responsible for curriculum development and teacher training for the international Shambhala community. Acharya Lobel is active in ecological and social justice movements, and recently represented Shambhala at the United Nations, the White House, and in the Standing Rock protection of water and protests of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. As a scholar of philosophy and religion, Adam's research focuses on meditation practice and pedagogy in the Great Perfection (Dzogchen) tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and modern phenomenology. Adam lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and two sons.  http://www.adamlobel.org

About Acharya Suzann Duquette

Suzann is an Acharya, a senior teacher and representative of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  She has been a student, leader, and teacher in the Shambhala lineage since 1974. A former co-director of Karmê Chöling, Suzann is currently Resident Acharya for the center and a core faculty member of Karmê Chöling’s Mukpo Institute. She is also Rupa Acharya. In this position, she is responsible for maintaining and fostering the sacred ceremonial and liturgical forms of Shambhala.

Acharya Duquette teaches widely. She respects the power of embodiment in bringing conceptual learning to manifestation, and emphasizes body awareness and disciplines in all her teaching. The Acharya is a Qigong instructor in the lineage of Eva Wong, a Lujong or Warrior Exercises instructor in the lineage of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, Rinpoche, and a Mudra Space Awareness teacher in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. She lives with her husband, Jan, in Barnet, where they own a bed and breakfast, Blue Skies Guesthouse.

About Shastri Ethan Nichtern

Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri, a senior teacher, in the Shambhala tradition. He is a senior teacher in residence for the NY Shambhala community. He is theauthor of several books. His most recent, The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path (FSG) made several major lists of the Best Books of 2015. He is also the founder of The Interdependence Project, an organization dedicated to Buddhist-inspired meditation and psychology, transformational activism, mindful arts, and meaningful media. He teaches and lectures around the world and is based in New York City.

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