CITY WEEKTHUN: The Art of Simply Being.

with Henry Chapin & Shastri Bozica Costigliola

June 24th—June 30th -Date postponed or cancelled

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The Art of Simply Being: An Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

Retreat is a potent way to deepen our meditation practice. In this week of group retreat (weekthun), we will explore Shambhala Meditation, the felt personal experience of basic goodness, together with the practice and study of mindfulness-awareness (shamatha-vipashyana).

This week of practice will also include gentle physical activity, talks, silence, individual and group instruction and discussion.

At the conclusion of an intensive month-long retreat in 2011, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche strongly experienced the need for humanity to connect to its own worthiness. He then reflected on how his father, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, had expressed to him that the essence of meditation is simply being.

Thus, Shambhala Meditation arose as the heart of the Shambhala message: feeling worthy to be who we are just as we are, and touching our basic goodness. The entire vision of Shambhala can be experienced in this simple yet profound practice.

This weekthun is open to all; beginner and experienced meditators of all levels are warmly invited to attend. Full attendance meets the weekthun requirement that is a prerequisite for various advanced programs.

As this is an in-city retreat held at the Ottawa Shambhala Centre, participants will be at the centre for the program during the day (9 am to 6 pm), returning home in the evening.

Participants are asked to commit to the full retreat.  Partial attendance may be possible only if one takes part in the beginning of the retreat. As space is limited, priority will be given to full-time participants.

Please register before June 15.  The Weekthun will be cancelled if if there are not enough participants.