Being Brave
Is enlightened society possible?
May 2-4, 2014 • Craneway Pavilion Richmond California, USA
Worldwide Through Live-Streaming

A Weekend Retreat of Teaching, Meditation and Dialogue
With Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Ani Pema Chödrön

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön – two of the world’s beloved spiritual leaders – come together again to offer one of their renowned meditation retreats. Drawing on the depths of Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, Being Brave will explore how meditation practice develops a greater sense of interconnectedness, and rouses strength to cultivate enlightened society. How can we apply inner peace and bravery to develop outer compassionate action? Global spiritual wisdom speaks to an inner and outer transformation. When we open our hearts to meet fear with bravery, we can begin to connect with the fundamental practice of compassion and the recognition of our shared humanity. Read the letters from the Sakyong and Pema.

Acharya Lobel and Bishop Andrus

Being Brave will be host to Pema Chödrön’s only public teaching on the West Coast in 2014. Guest speakers include Buddhist scholar Acharya Adam Lobel and Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California. 

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