Way of the Moon (Albuquerque)

with Acharya Holly Gayley & Shastri Kim Kelso

October 19th—October 21st

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    Room: Offsite - Albuquerque, NM

    THE WAY OF THE MOON - A retreat for the Southwest region

    October 19-21 | Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

    How do we awaken our hearts in the midst of the chaos and challenging nature of our times? In what ways can we, in Shambhala, transform the cultural systems and structures we inhabit in our own lives and community? What everyday practices can we adopt to help with this transformation? The Way of the Moon explores the path of the warrior bodhisattva and offers a forum for us to collaborate on addressing these urgent questions.

    The Way of the Moon is a community-based path of study and practice exploring the Mahayana teachings on bodhicitta or "awakened heart."  Participants will receive the Sadhana of Kindness and join Kindness Circles, small groups of sangha to provide emotional safety and encouragement to communicate with mindfulness and heart about personal and societal transformation. Open-hearted conversation is essential to any community and especially to Shambhala during this time. Featuring practice, study, food, and conversation, this year-long path will provide the opportunity to bring the community together not only as practitioners but as companions on a spiritual journey.

    Acharya Holly Gayley will give the reading transmission and instructions for the Sadhana of Kindness that authorizes Shambhala members to begin the daily practice. We will explore the sadhana in relation to traditional themes from the Mahayana teachings on bodhicitta.

    Prerequisites

    This program is intended for members of Shambhala Centers. Completion of the Rigden Weekend or taking of Enlightened Society Vow is required before attending the Way of the Moon. Those who did Warrior Assembly before these programs were introduced are warmly encouraged to attend.

    Location and Registration

    This event is being held at the Albuquerque Shambhala Center. Please visit their website for more information and to register.

    Suggested cost for weekend is $75, but pay what you can! 

    Please include a note with your registration if you need a local host in Albuquerque for the weekend.