Vajrayana Festival: Unifying the Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 20 April 2019 16:00 - 28 April 22:00
Teacher: Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

The Vajrayana Festival is a wonderful opportunity for the vajra sangha to practice, study, and live together on the magical land of Dechen Chöling in the blossoming of spring. Taught in English. Translation upon request.

 

Shambhala Art - Five Part Intensive

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Monday 29 April 2019 16:00 - 5 May 08:00
Teachers: Herbert Elsky & Anne Saitzyk & Steve Saitzyk

Art is something vital which everyone has the potential to actualize. It's a way of seeing and being and can become a path of awakening to our highest potential. Taught in English. Translation upon request.

 

Voice - Inner Resonance

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Wednesday 1 May 2019 09:00 17:00
Teacher: Frank Kane

Taught in French by Frank Kane, this exploratory singing one-day workshop will allow us to release untapped vocal resources and deepen the connection to our voices, to each other, and to ourselves. No translation service.

 

Silent Mindfulness Retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 5 May 2019 16:00 - 11 May 09:00
Teacher: Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Open to all. Intended for mindfulness teachers or aspiring teachers of mindfulness, fulfilling the prerequisites for attending the MBSR professional training and continuous training. Taught in French. Translation upon request.

 

Sunday Meditation For all

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 19 May 2019 10:00 17:00

A free programme open to everyone on one Sunday each month. The day consists of periods of meditation, talks and group discussions. It is suitable for both beginners and more experienced meditators. Taught in French. No translation.

 

Shambhala Training Level 5 - Open Sky

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 25 May 2019 09:00 - 26 May 18:00
Teacher: Shastri Simon La Haye

Sharpening one's awareness, one finds the open clear sky of mind - a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Taught in French. Translation upon request.

 

European Forum

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Thursday 30 May 2019 16:00 - 2 June 08:00

This European gathering is open to everyone who is interested in engaging with the future of Shambhala.

 

The Four Immeasurables - Working with the Transformative Power of Emotions

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 2 June 2019 20:00 - 9 June 08:00
Teacher: Acharya Beate Kirchhof-Schlage

This six-day programme offers deep training in the contemplative practice of The Four Immeasurables allowing to release the brilliant wisdom of our emotions. Taught in English. Translation upon request.

 

Regionale Verlichte Samenlevings bijeenkomst

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Centre: Rotterdam
Date: Friday 7 June 2019 18:30 - 15 June 16:00
Teachers: Acharya Marianne Bots & Fred van Welsem

Deze bijeenkomst is voor studenten die de Weg van Shambhala hebben afgerond, t/m Rigden Weekend. Het is een bijeenkomst om bij te dragen aan het manifesteren van de Verlichte Samenleving, een gevorderd programma op het Shambhala pad.

 

Enlightened Society Assembly

Cancelled

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 9 June 2019 16:00 - 20 June 09:00

Programme for students engaged in the Way of Shambhala, emphazing the intrinsic goodness of all beings and society and focusing on how we can create enlightened society. Taught in English. Translation upon request.

 

Silent Meditation Retreat - Summer Session

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 15 June 2019 15:00 - 22 June 09:00
Teacher: Shastri Simon La Haye

One week group retreat with introduction and practice of mindfulness meditation, silence and time for oneself. Taught in French. Translation upon request.

 

Scorpion Seal Assembly 7

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Monday 24 June 2019 16:00 - 5 July 09:00
Teacher: Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Taught in English. Translation upon request.

 

Scorpion Seal Assembly 4

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Monday 24 June 2019 16:00 - 5 July 09:00
Teacher: Acharya Barbara Märtens

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Taught in English. Translation upon request.

 

Intensive Meditation Retreat - Meditate to Create Enlightened Society

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Monday 8 July 2019 16:00 - 21 July 09:00
Teacher: Catherine Eveillard

Intensive Retreat of Meditation. A unique and transformative experience open to all. Dive into two weeks of intensive group meditation and discover your own wisdom. Taught in French. Translation upon request.

 

The Keys to Mindful Communication

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 14 July 2019 17:00 - 20 July 21:00
Teacher: Acharya Sabine Rolf

This programme introduces the keys to mindful communication and builds confidence in the transformative power of mindfulness in communication. Taught in English. Translation upon request.

 

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow - Advanced

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Wednesday 24 July 2019 16:00 - 31 July 09:00
Teacher: Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI

Training for advanced Kyudo practitioners. The programme will be led by Onyumishi Kanjuro Shibata XXI, Sensei. Taught in English. Translation upon request.

 

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow - Combined

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Wednesday 24 July 2019 16:00 - 4 August 09:00
Teacher: Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI

Training for Kyudo practitioners combining the advanced and public programmes lead by Onyumishi Kanjuro Shibata XXI, Sensei. Taught in English. Translation upon request.

 

Summer Youth Retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 28 July 2019 15:00 - 4 August 09:00

One-week meditation retreat for young people, including introduction to meditation practice. Offer yourself the opportunity to address questions in your life with kindness and space. Taught in English.

 

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 28 July 2019 16:00 - 4 August 09:00
Teacher: Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI

Kyudo is a living tradition of meditative archery. Learn and practice this powerful and highly refined contemplative art. Taught in English by Kanjuro Shibata XXI, Sensei. Translation upon request.

 

Family Camp and Rites of Passage

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Tuesday 6 August 2019 14:00 - 17 August 09:00
Teachers: Shastri Ancilla van Steekelenburg & Shastri Achim Schlage

For families, single parents, and children aged from 3-10. Activities for children are organized in the mornings, giving adults the opportunity to meditate, read or just relax. Taught in English. Translation upon request.

 

Shambhala Sun Camp

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Thursday 8 August 2019 13:00 - 15 August 12:00

Sun Camp is an outdoor, sleep-away Summer camp for children aged 10-16. It is a place to have fun, make friends and learn to take responsibility for oneself and one's world in a gentle and playful environment.

 

Vajrayana Gathering - Mahamudra, HUM, ASHE, and All the Elements

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Thursday 22 August 2019 14:00 - 31 August 09:00
Teachers: Acharya Barbara Märtens & Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

In this weeklong gathering, Vajrayana practitioners will deepen in the practices of Ashe Mahamudra and The Sadhana of Mahamudra. We will also have time for our individual practices, discussion and silence, and time in glorious nature.

 

Scorpion Seal Assembly 10

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Wednesday 4 September 2019 16:00 - 15 September 09:00
Teacher: Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Taught in English. Translation upon request.

 

Shambhala Training Level 1 - The art of being human

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 28 September 2019 08:00 - 29 September 17:00

Through the practice of mindfulness meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. First weekend of the cycle "The heart of the warrior. Taught in French.Translation upon request.

 

Silent Meditation Retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 28 September 2019 17:00 - 6 October 10:00
Teacher: Tessa Racine

One week group retreat with introduction and practice of mindfulness meditation, silence and time for oneself. Taught in French. Translation upon request.

 

Dream Yoga: The Path of Awakening Through Sleep and Dream

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Monday 7 October 2019 16:00 - 12 October 10:00
Teacher: Andrew Holecek

Discover lucid dreaming and dream yoga, which have boundless potential for rapid psychological and spiritual growth. Taught in English. Translation upon request.

 

Kado: The Way of Flowers

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Tuesday 8 October 2019 16:00 - 13 October 09:00
Teachers: Dagmar Waldau & Bénédicte Provost

Using classical Ikebana forms, Kado teaches us to see clearly the wisdom in nature, in ourselves and in others. Its ultimate goal is not to make pleasant flower arrangements, but to cultivate an appreciation of every moment.

 

Kado Instructor Training

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 13 October 2019 16:00 - 20 October 09:00
Teacher: Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

Using classical Ikebana forms, Kado teaches us to see clearly the wisdom in nature, in ourselves and in others. Training programme for advanced Kado practitioners by personal invitation only.

 

Scorpion Seal Assembly 2

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Tuesday 22 October 2019 16:00 - 2 November 09:00
Teacher: Acharya Marianne Bots

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Taught in English. Translation upon request.

 

Writing and Meditation Retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 3 November 2019 16:00 - 9 November 10:00
Teacher: Amy Hollowell

Join Amy Hollowell for a week of exploring writing and meditation, capturing the essence moment-to-moment presence on a page. Taught in French. No translation.

 

Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse, Drala

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 10 November 2019 16:00 - 17 November 09:00

After Rigden - Unconditional Confidence continue to follow the Sacred Path of the Warrior with these next steps: Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse, Drala. Taught in English with French Translation.

 

Kurukulla Intensive Retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 10 November 2019 16:00 - 17 November 10:00
Teacher: Shastri Mark Duggan

Annual Shambhala Kurukulla Retreat for authorised students only. Taught in English. Translation upon request.

 

Silent Meditation Retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Monday 2 December 2019 16:00 - 8 December 09:00

One week group retreat with introduction and practice of mindfulness meditation, silence and time for oneself. Taught in English. Translation upon request.

 

Shambhala Training Level 1 - The art of being human

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 7 December 2019 08:00 - 8 December 17:00

Through the practice of mindfulness meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. First weekend of the cycle "The heart of the warrior. Taught in French.Translation upon request.