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December/January Newsletter

Welcome to the December/January Newsletter! Events include our Lojong Weekend. We hope you’ll join us!

Acharya Adam Lobel

We’d also like to make a save-the-date announcement for February, when we will be hosting a visit from Adam Lobel. Adam Lobel is a well-known Acharya (senior teacher) in the Shambhala tradition, and he will speak at the Phoenix Shambhala Center on February 10. Please visit this blog post for more information, and be sure to register if you will be attending, as seating is limited.


Lojong Weekend
Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8

Join us for a deep dive into the Lojong mind training slogans in this weekend class. We will draw from ancient teachings brought to Tibet in the 11th century by Atisha and condensed into 59 slogans. We will study these slogans and the commentaries of Jamgon Kongtrul, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and Pema Chodron with an emphasis on meeting the ordinary situations of life, employing intelligence and compassion even under difficult circumstances.

Open to everyone. No prerequisites. Please visit our website for more details, including cost information and our Generosity Policy, and to register.

 


Half Day-thun
December 22, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

A dathun is a month-long meditation retreat. Such a commitment is hard to manage in our modern lives, so we sometimes offer shorter retreats with the names week-thun and day-thun. Join us for an afternoon of sitting and walking meditation, tonglen, and Shambhala yoga. Come for Sunday morning Public Sitting to make a full day of it.


December/January at the Center

Regular Weekly Programs

These programs are free and open to the public.
No experience required.
Donations are gratefully accepted.

  • Sunday Public Sitting: Sitting and Walking Meditation 9:30 – 11 am, starting with Morning Chants and followed by book study. Meditation instruction is available.
  • Wednesday Public Sitting: Sitting Meditation 7 – 7:30 pm, followed by Evening Chants. Meditation instruction is available. No Wednesday Public Sitting on January 8.
  • Heart of Recovery (Sarpashana): Meditation and dharma studies for those in recovery, Tuesdays 7 – 8 pm. Open to any addictions.

Special Programs

Please visit our website for more information and registration.
Some programs are free (donations welcome). Others have fees and/or prerequisites.

    • Lojong Weekend: December 6-8. Part of our Heart of the Buddha series. More information and registration.
    • Shambhala Sadhana: December 12, 6 pm. A meditation and chant practice to deepen our insight and feeling of basic goodness and enlightened society. Open to the community at the full moon. Free, no registration.
    • Tuesday Kindness Circle: December 17, 6:30 pm. Part of our Heart of the Buddha series. Learn more.
    • Half Day-thun: December 22, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. An afternoon of meditation. Learn more.
    • Community Meeting: December 23, 6:30 pm. Hear what’s happening at the Center and get involved.
    • Learn to Meditate Open House: January 8, 6:30 pm. Meditation instruction and an introduction to the Shambhala Center, with Q&A and refreshments. Free, no registration.
    • Shambhala Sadhana: January 10, 6 pm. A meditation and chant practice to deepen our insight and feeling of basic goodness and enlightened society. Open to the community at the full moon. Free, no registration.
    • Lojong Kindness Circle: January 12, 11:30 am. Part of our Heart of the Buddha series. Learn more.
    • Tuesday Kindness Circle: January 21, 6:30 pm. Part of our Heart of the Buddha series. Learn more.

 

Have you ever thought about becoming a member of the Phoenix Shambhala Center?
Membership does more than just help us keep the lights on. (Although that’s important, too!) Membership can be a statement about your personal inspiration, curiosity, and commitment to the path of awakening. Learn more at our Membership page.

Regional and Other Events

  • The Art of Being Human (Shambhala Training Level I) in Tucson: January 17-19. No prerequisites. Details and registration at the Tucson Shambhala website.
  • Winter Weekthun in Los Angeles: December 26 – January 1. A week-long urban meditation retreat. Details and registration at the Los Angeles Shambhala website.
  • Shambhala Art Intensive in Los Angeles: January 3-8. All five parts of the Shambhala Art series. Details and registration link at the Los Angeles Shambhala website.

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