Rigden Weekend: Unconditional Confidence
Acharya Arawana Hayashi
March 31 - April 2, 2017
The Way of Shambhala I culminates in the Rigden Weekend. The Rigden is a representation of our basic enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional bravery. Historically, rigdens were enlightened rulers – those who could rule their world based on their unwavering experience of basic goodness. With the great problems now facing human society, we need to find simple ways to bring compassionate and strong leadership to the world. This weekend emphasizes genuine confidence and steadfastness in facing the world’s challenges and includes a formal transmission of windhorse practice. The Rigden Weekend also includes the opportunity to take the Shambhala Vow and receive a Shambhala Name. The Shambhala Vow is an acknowledgement and proclamation that basic goodness is the essential nature of humanity.
Prerequisites: Shambhala Training Level V and all of the “Everyday Life” Way of Shambhala Courses, which culminates in Wisdom in Everyday Life. Alternatively attendees can meet the prerequisites through completion of the Sacred Path program and some introductory Buddhist classes. Cost of the program includes a $30 materials fee. An opportunity to contribute a heart gift donation for the Acharya will be offered.
About the Teacher
Arawana Hayashi is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher, trained in both Japanese and Western art forms. She is also an Acharya (a senior teacher of meditation) in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. From her career’s inception, her work as an artist and meditation practitioner has been intertwined with innovations in community building and education. Since the 1970s … Continue