The Six Ways of Ruling

with Shastri Amy Conway

November 2nd (2013)

Date details +
  • $50 Program Price
  • $37.50 Patron Price
  • $25
  • $12.50
Room: Main Shrine Room

A day-long leadership training in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. This workshop is part of a series that provides skills and trainings in support of the path of contemplative leadership.  

"With great patience and gentleness, the six ways of ruling are achieved -
Benevolent without aggression,
True like a mountain,
Genuine in knowing what to accept and reject,
Fearless, free from laziness,
Artful with intelligent skill,
And rejoicing with appreciation..."

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche first introduced us to the six ways of ruling as core leadership principles and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has further expounded on them in recent years. What do these "ways of ruling" mean in our everyday experience? How do we engage with them and manifest them in a way that is helpful to ourselves and others? Come join Shastri Conway in a group exploration of these methods that can train us how to lead our lives and lead successful endeavors in our world.

How we lead our lives in households and in families, at work and at play, publicly and privately, affects the health of an entire society. Join with leaders in Shambhala to explore our mutual commitment to creating a more sane society through principles of universal leadership.

The Series


Everyone is qualified to take leadership training, and it is not necessary to take these trainings in sequence.

This program is free to Shambhala Interns and Teachers. 
Membership discounts apply. For financial aid or work-study please contact Larissa,, at least a week in advance. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Shastri Amy ConwayAmy Conway holds the title of Shastri, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. She works as a senior managerial consultant for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, working with physicians to improve the quality of healthcare particularly in the areas of depression treatment and women’s health. She also enjoys chi kung, hiking, yoga, cooking, and spending time with sangha. She is the former director of Northern California Shambhala.





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