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Date & Time Details: Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 10

Location: Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre

Prerequisite : Rigden Weekend

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Moon of Kindness Transmission Weekend

With Acharya Susan Chapman

June 8 - 10, 2018

Program is fully booked

The “Moon of Kindness” is a new phase in Shambhala study and practice. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has composed this practice because he feels that kindness is what the world sorely needs right now. Socially, the tone of societal interaction has become harsh and aggressive. Starting on Friday, June 8, and continuing Saturday and Sunday, Acharya Susan Chapman will give the transmission for the “Sadhana of Kindness”. This will consist of a “sadhana” composed of chanting and visualization, and several one-day retreats that will explore how we can bring kindness into our relationships with others.

This weekend will also be the beginning of a new way of studying–instead of lectures to mostly passive recipients, we will start to unpack the teachings in small groups, perhaps getting to know each other better by meeting in people’s homes. We will also explore kindness the undercurrent, or expression of basic goodness,  that people instinctively want in community.

This practice will provide a basis for post Rigden study and practice, replacing the old Sacred Path weekends and classes. All Sacred Path graduates are invited to join with the newer Rigden Weekend graduates in the study of this material.


Acharya Susan Chapman
Acharya Susan Chapman completed three year retreat at Gampo Abbey, and another six years retreat master. She has lead many mahamudra retreats at various centres in North America. Susan is the author of The Five Keys to Mindful Communication and she presently works as a part time consultant, leads workshops in mindful communication and is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Community.
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