with Christine Heming

November 30th—December 2nd (2018)

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    Room: Rockland

    Shambhala Level V: OPEN SKY

    with Shastri Christine Heming
    Friday, November 30, 7-9 p.m.
    Saturday, December 1, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Sunday, December 2, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    The Way of Shambhala was designed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche based on the Shambhala teachings of his father, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The Shambhala Path emphasizes the development of genuineness, confidence, good humor, and personal human dignity. 
    Open Sky is the final training weekend in the Way of Shambhala program. In the retreat, we learn to communicate with the world gently and fearlessly. Our awareness is sharpened. We find the open, clear sky of mind -- a delightful source of wisdom and uplifting energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Our hearts soften, and we appreciate the sacredness of our daily lives.
    With our body resting on the earth -- no different from the earth -- and with our mind resting in the sky -- no different from the sky, we encounter the vastness of heaven joined with the primordial depth of earth. We experience how they come together in our very own being. This state serves as the basis for our activity in world.
    This weekend workshop includes meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews, and group discussions. 
    Shastri Christine Heming is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. She was a student of the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist master and founder of Shambhala, and she is now a student of his son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Christine moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia with her family in 1982 to help establish a dharma centre. She earned a Ph.D. in Speech Science & Pathology and taught at Dalhousie University for nine years. Christine completed a three-year retreat in the Kagyu Buddhist tradition. Now retired, she devotes her time to promoting the Shambhala principles of basic goodness and enlightened society in Nova Scotia. Christine lives in Annapolis Valley with her husband. She is an avid gardener and beachcomber, and a proud grandmother.