The Courage to Feel with Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel

The Courage to Feel: An Introduction to Shambhala Meditation with Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel

September 27, 2015 at the Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center!

“At this time, great confusion and suffering exist because humanity cannot simply be.” —Sakyong Mipham

The lead teacher of the Shambhala lineage, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, wrote these words in the context of a simple and powerful meditation method called Shambhala Meditation. During this one day workshop, Acharya Lobel will present this teaching in depth. We will explore the stages of the practice, how it allows us to reconnect with our basic goodness, how it nourishes our life force, how it works with emotions, and how it inspires a more compassionate, just, and sustainable society.

Please join us for this special visit from Acharya Adam Lobel.

Acharya Adam Lobel is a teacher in the Shambhala tradition, a Buddhist minister, and a scholar of philosophy and religion..Adam began the path of meditation when he was 16 years old after his first taste of real pain, outrage at social and ecological injustice, and wondering a bit too much about what reality was all about. He soon encountered the writings and vision of the Tibetan meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Inspired by the path of warriorship and the vision of enlightened society, he pursued meditation retreats and training in the Shambhala Buddhist path. Adam traveled in Tibet, Nepal, and India, studying Buddhism with masters from various traditions. He pivotally connected with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, head of the Shambhala lineage, while on retreat in Parphing, Nepal in 1997.

Adam leads meditation workshops, courses on Buddhist philosophy and the social vision of Shambhala. Adam is also the Acharya for the Mipham Academy, an advanced, annual intensive for Buddhist philosophical and contemplative studies at Karme Choling, Vermont. He teaches meditation to youths within the prison system and a mental health institution. He was named an Acharya in 2004 and completed a Masters of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, where he is helping to establish a track for Buddhist ministers and chaplains. His research focuses on philosophy, phenomenology, meditation, and the Great Perfection tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. In 2008, the Sakyong named Acharya Lobel the Kalapa Acharya. The Kalapa Acharya presides over the Pillar of Practice and Education within Shambhala. Acharya Lobel is particularly responsible for curriculum and path development as well as training Shambhala teachers.

Note: Please register early as space is limited!