Being Brave: Awakening Kindness in a Suffering World

Date: 
Monday, May 7th, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Being Brave: Awakening Kindness in a Suffering World

A series of conversations based on teachings from Sakyong Mipham and Pema Chödrön

Dates: Monday May 7, 14, 28 and June 4, 11 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM after public meditation (6:30 – 7:30) at The Mount Community Centre (Gathering Room), 1545 Monaghan Road, Peterborough 

Is enlightened society possible? How can we take the seminal notion that all human beings are basically good and turn that into effective social action? Bravery is a central theme within the Shambhala Warrior tradition with teachings that focus on working with our own fear and hesitation when relating to others. In this five-week series, we will gather to listen to talks recorded at the Being Brave retreat co-led by Sakyong Mipham and Pema Chödrön in Richmond, California in 2014. Discussion and guided meditation practices led by senior teachers of Kawartha Shambhala follow each talk.

Topics

1) Being Brave: What is bravery? How do we access and manifest it? The five aspects of bravery. (Sakyong Mipham and Pema Chödrön)

2) Taking a Bigger Perspective, part 1: How do we relate with the emotions that come up when we look at what is happening in the world? (Pema Chödrön.)

3) Taking a Bigger Perspective, part 2: How do we keep going? (Pema Chödrön.)

4) Shambhala Meditation: A practice for discovering our inherent worthiness and connecting with ourselves and others. (Sakyong Mipham)

5) Enlightened Society: What is enlightened society? Is it possible? Enlightened Society as process, and its relationship to Shambhala Meditation (Pema Chödrön) 

Suggested Donation is $10 for a each session, or $40 for five-week series Contribute what you can - no one will be turned away for lack of funds

Location: 
The Mount Community Centre (Gathering Room), 1545 Monaghan Road, Peterborough
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