Deputy Minister Cynthia MacKay

Cynthia MacKay has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for over 25 years. She is the Deputy Minister of the Pillar of Government of Shambhala, guiding and supporting Shambhala Leaders in the Americas. Cynthia has traveled extensively around our globe with a backpack and her running shoes, gathering teachings and running marathons. She is a teacher in Shambhala as well as a Motorcycle Safety Instructor for the California Motorcycle Safety Program.

Events with Deputy Minister Cynthia MacKay

Monarch Retreat
February 23, 2019

The Monarch Retreat is a sealed retreat.  The invitation to attend is extended to all holders of Rigden Abhisheka Transmission. Please join us: -To deepen our connection and understanding of the unique practice of Shambhala leadership -To explore our connection to the Shambhala lineage and The Sakyong. -To learn from each other Please note: Partial participation will not be an option for this program. Shambhala International benefits do not apply for this program. Questions:   [email protected]

Awaken Your Inner Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II
March 8, 2019

“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” – Pema Chödron This is the second retreat weekend in the renowned Way of Shambhala series. The program provides instruction for sitting and walking meditation as a means to explore how we can free ourselves from the patterns that repress the brilliant, compassionate, mindful warrior within. This second Shambhala Training Weekend presents the view that when we open up to our own genuineness, we can begin to work directly with our fears. Through tenderness, we can meet life’s challenging moments, not with distractions and self-aggression, but with courage and…