Shambhala Online: The Art of Being Human, Level 1

May 14th—May 16th

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    A deep meditation retreat, hosted by Shambhala Online: Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.

    For more information about this series, go here

     

    About the teacher, Arawana Hayashi

    Arawana Hayashi first saw Vidyadhara Chogyam Rinpoche in the summer of 1974 when her improvisational dance company auspiciously toured through Boulder. She did not remember anything he said, but she had never seen anyone move through the space as he did. That inspired her to stop and sit down on a cushion.

    In 1976 she joined the Naropa Institute as Co-Director of the Dance Program with Barbara Dilley. The following year Trungpa Rinpoche asked her to studybugaku, Japanese Court Dance, and to use this form as a basis for creating Shambhala art. In 1994 the Sakyong called together artists at Shambhala Mountain Center to begin a conversation about creating an arts training program based on the visual dharma teachings of the Vidyadhara. Since then, she has been working with the Shambhala Art Program and chairs the Shambhala Arts Council. 

    In 2000, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche asked her to move to Karme Choling where she was teacher in residence for 3 years.  She was appointed acharya by the Sakyong in 2005.

    Since 2004 she has been teaching innovative leadership workshops with social researcher, Otto Scharmer, and is a founding member of the Presencing Institute. There she currently is creating a Social Presencing Theater, which applies Shambhala art to organizational and social change projects. She lives near Sky Lake in the Hudson Valley, New York.