Shambhala Householder Program (with Matilda Perks)

November 9th—November 10th

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  • $120 Program Price
  • $130 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can (enter your amount when you register)
  • ($45.00 Material Fee included in each price.)
Room: Lakewood Center

The Shambhala Householder program introduces a grassroots powerful way to work with the challenge of integrating the Shambhala teachings and practices we are given with the mundane yet profound activities of our daily lives. It provides us with a way to engage with these teachings and practices with a sense of joy and personal inspiration.

The household is not a place to hide from the world, but a place to express our principles and invite others to experience dignity. To fully embody the teachings, it is important to infuse our households with our ideals and our heart, as well as our own experience and meditation practice.

“…when you express gentleness and precision in your environment, then real brilliance and power can descend onto that situation.”
- Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Since we all share the experience of being householders in many styles and forms, we now have the opportunity to bring Shambhala principles even more deeply into our daily lives and homes. Shambhala Household is the common ground of experience that all of us share in our daily lives.

The intention is to bring together Shambhalians from many different ages, paths, and demographics to share their experiences and inspirations about being householders. This program will pave the way to establish a Shambhala Household mandala in the Midwest.

The program will include the lung for the Shambhala Household text by the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

This program is open to any current Shambhala member who has completed Rigden Weekend or equivalent.

Generosity policy
In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “pay what you can afford” policy. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please decide what works for you and offer whatever you can. At times, a minimum is set and if that is still an obstacle, please email us ([email protected]). We will never turn you away because of financial issues.
Our programs are listed with a base donation amount. These program donations help us pay rent and utilities and allow us to offer honorariums to our teachers and pay travel expenses for them. Program donations are our only source of income outside of Center member donations.
For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.