Vulnerable Power

with Amanda Hester

January 18th—January 19th (2020)

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  • $150 Program Price
  • $170 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford

Broken into three sections - ground, path, and fruition - this weekend program is organized around three talks interspersed with meditation, contemplative exercises, and a discussion group.

Talk One: Vulnerability as the ground of Shambhala forms: exploring the view behind what we do.

Talk Two: Accountability as vulnerability and mindfulness in action: exploring our individual paths of recovery.

Talk Three: Service to others as the fruition of our practice: better understanding the role vulnerability plays in supporting, strengthening and protecting our compassionate activity.


  • Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Registration and light breakfast at 8:30am.
  • Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Light breakfast at 9:30am.


Cost: $150 or $100 for Saturday only.

Everyone welcome.

About Amanda Hester

Amanda Hester is a second generation Shambhala Buddhist. She is a member of the Dorje Kasung and has served as Kusung for the Sakyong, Sakyong Wangmo, and Druk Sakyong Wangmo. She currently holds the post of Regional Commander for Atlantic Canada. She spent 15 years as the Director of Garuda Travel, three years as the adjutant for the director of the office of culture and decorum, and 10 years as a substitute teacher at the Shambhala School in Halifax. She currently teaches in the Criminology department at Saint Mary’s University, and is on the board of directors for the 7th Step Society of Nova Scotia, a support group for ex-offenders.

Note: If you cannot afford to pay the full program fee, see our generosity policy.

Online 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.