Illuminating the Darkness: Skillful Means in Shambhala Buddhism

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

February 18th (2013)

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  • $20.00 Program Price
Room: Main Shrine Room

A public talk by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, one of our most respected, senoir teachers.

In difficult times like these, when economic, political, and ecological circumstances have become so challenging, many people feel a sense of frustration or depression. Shambhala Buddhism provides a powerful vision and set of practices for the peaceful warrior who fearlessly overcomes obstacles and works for the happiness of all. This talk presents the basics of this view, and shows how individuals and small communities practicing and working together can transform the world one step at a time.

Judith Simmer-Brown is professor of Buddhist studies at Naropa University, and Dean of the Shambhala Teachers’ Academy. She has been an acharya, senior dharma teacher, since 2000, and is author of "Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism" and "Meditation and the Classroom." She is married and has two young adult children. 

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