Shambahala: Not Being Afraid of Who You Are
with Acharya Daniel Hessey
The Shambhala path is a way to feel who we are — to appreciate the heart of goodness in all of us that is so often veiled of by the speed and neediness of modern life. Rather that trying to improve ourselves, Shambhala provides a path to experience our inherent goodness, bravery, intelligence, and kindness. This recognition empowers us to rediscover the preciousness of our lives and learn to care for others.
Daniel Hessey has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1971 and has taught extensively throughout the US and South America. Since 2004, he has studied the I Ching with Eva Wong, a Taoist Qigong lineage holder and translator of classical Chinese texts. Dan is also a former director of Shambhala Mountain Center. He is on the founding board of The Beanstalk Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting grassroots social entrepreneurs based in Denver, Colorado. In his spare time he plays jazz standards haltingly on his guitar. He is currently employed as a residential mortgage banker in Boulder Colorado.
Acharya is a Sanskrit word that means teacher. It refers to individuals that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has empowered to represent him and the Kagyu, Nyingma, and Shambhala lineages he holds. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche chose these individuals because of their knowledge, wisdom, and commitment to the confluence of teachings found in Shambhala.
Acharyas travel to Shambhala Meditation Centers to lead dharma programs and perform Refuge and Bodhisattva Vow ceremonies for those who would like to commit themselves to the Buddhist path. Some have selected certain teachings to be their main focus (such a Maitri, Death & Dying, etc.).
Registration: Please register for this program in advance by clicking on the "Click here to register" link below. After filling out the online registration form, you will have the option of paying online through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account. If you prefer not to pay online, you can pay by cash or cheque at the beginning of the program.
Like life, this schedule is subject to change.