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The Hakomi Method
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“Therapy is first about discovering. It’s about who you are and about what your deepest emotional attitudes are. It’s not just about who you think you are. It’s not opinion. It’s not something you can know with the intellect. It’s about who you are in the very heart of yourself. That’s the flavor of psychotherapy, discovering yourself, discovering your real attitudes toward the most important pieces of your life.”

—Ron Kurtz, Hakomi Founder.


Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy was first created in the late 1970’s by the internationally renowned therapist and author, Ron Kurtz. In 1981, to fully develop the method and promote the teaching of Hakomi, Ron and a core group of therapists and educators founded the Hakomi Institute. Today, Hakomi Trainings and workshops are presented throughout the world, in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand.

Integrating scientific, psychological, and spiritual sources, Hakomi has evolved into a complex and elegant form of psychotherapy that is highly effective with a wide range of populations. The method draws from general systems theory and modern body-centered therapies including Gestalt, Psychomotor, Feldenkrais, Focusing, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming, and the work of Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen. Core concepts of gentleness, nonviolence, compassion, and mindfulness evolved from Buddhism and Taoism.

At its most basic level, Hakomi is the therapeutic expression of a specific set of Principles: Mindfulness, Nonviolence, Unity, Organicity and Mind-Body Integration; these tenets inform every aspect of the work. The first concern of Hakomi Trainings is that our students embody these Principles as a deep and consistent part of who they are and how they work. This means a heartfelt, long-term commitment to their own growth, both personal and professional. Our goal is to foster high quality, caring therapists who are as dedicated to their own self-awareness as they are to the understanding of others. We further support students in discovering their own style, creativity and unique application of the Hakomi Method.

“The most powerful thing the therapist does for us is provide a setting, a nourishing womb, in which our lives can unfold. Through the physical setting and, most important, the setting of his own being, he creates a place of safety; a trustworthy place where all life is befriended through an affirmation of faith in our wisdom and creativity.”

—Gregory Johanson, Ph.D., Hakomi Institute Co-Founder and Senior Trainer.


The Method

Hakomi helps people change “core material.”

Core material is composed of memories, images, beliefs, neural patterns and deeply held emotional dispositions. It shapes the styles, habits, behaviors, perceptions and attitudes that define us as individuals. Typically, it exerts its influence unconsciously, by organizing our responses to the major themes of life: safety, belonging, support, power, freedom, control, responsibility, love, appreciation, sexuality, spirituality, etc. Some of this material supports our being who we wish to be, while some of it, learned in response to acute and chronic stress, continues to limit us. Hakomi allows the client to distinguish between the two, and to willingly change material that restricts his or her wholeness.

Hakomi is an experiential psychotherapy:

Present, felt experience is used as an access route to core material; this unconscious material is elicited and surfaces experientially; and changes are integrated into the client’s immediate experience.

Hakomi is a body-centered, somatic psychotherapy:

the body serves as a resource that reflects and stores formative memories and the core beliefs they have generated, and also provides significant access routes to core material.

The Hakomi Method follows a general outline: First, we establish an ever-present, attitude of gentle acceptance and care known as loving presence. This maximizes safety, respect and the cooperation of the unconscious. With a good working relationship established, we then help the client focus on and learn how core material shapes his or her experience. To permit this study, we establish and use a distinct state of consciousness called Mindfulness. Mindfulness is characterized by relaxed volition, a gentle and sustained inward focus of attention, heightened sensitivity, and the ability to notice and name the contents of consciousness. Its roots derive from Eastern meditation practice. Hakomi has pioneered the use of active, or dynamic mindfulness in psychotherapy: instead of using mindfulness meditation as simply an adjunct to therapy, virtually the entire Hakomi process in conducted in mindfulness. This facilitates Hakomi techniques in accessing unconscious material quite rapidly, but safely.

The heart of the Method works with the client’s present, felt experience, as it is presented spontaneously, or deliberately and gently evoked by having them experiment with habitual tension or movement patterns known as “indicators.” These emotional/cognitive patterns automatically keep deeper experience out of present awareness. The results are processed through different state-specific methods, including:

We work with strong emotions and bound energy, safely releasing them, and finding nourishment in that release

• We work with the inner child and other specific self-states, often in the context of vividly re-experienced memories, frequently providing the “missing experience” for the child


• We process core beliefs in mindfulness, not as intellectual problem-solving, but as direct dialogue with the unconscious

The basic method, then, is this:

• To establish a relationship in which it is safe for the client to become self-aware

• To use the Hakomi methodology to evoke experiences that lead to the discovery of organizing core material

• To seek healing changes in the core material


All is in support of this primary process. Once discovered in this experiential manner, core material can be examined, processed, and transformed. Transformation begins when awareness is turned mindfully toward felt, present experience; unconscious material unfolds into consciousness; barriers are attended to; and new experiences are integrated that allow for the reorganization of core beliefs. These, in turn, allow for a greater range of mental, physical, and emotional coherence and behavior.

Finally, we help the client to integrate these new beliefs, modes and choices into everyday life. It is here –- in the ability to transform new possibilities discovered in the office into on-going actualities of daily living -– that real change happens.

Hakomi is effective and appropriate in many therapeutic situations, with individuals, couples, families, and groups. It integrates well with a variety of psychotherapeutic, counseling and healing modalities, and is successfully used by counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, pastoral counselors, expressive therapists, bodyworkers, group therapists, crisis counselors, and many other practitioners. It is effective for both brief and long-term therapy.
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The Golden Dot: The Epic of the Lha
by Druk Sakyong Dorje Dradül (Chogyam Trungpa)
1979

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75 pp. [Restricted to Werma Sadhana practitioners]

This text, written in England by the Druk Sakyong Dorje Dradül in the 1960s, describes the creation of the world by the nine cosmic lhas and the primordial lha, Shiwa Ökar (“Peaceful White Light”). It provides rich history and imagery, full of energetic and vivid detail, for practitioners of the Werma Sadhana.

Although The Golden Dot is not considered to be a terma, it is based on a terma that the Dorje Dradül received and then, unfortunately, lost during his escape from Tibet: two volumes on Shambhala, its history, and its teachings. He wrote down the text that we now have as a short version of what he could remember of the original. He said that it was a tagdren, or “pure remembrance”: something that he was able to “remember” in a “pure” vision from previous lives.

In 1972, during his retreat in Charlemont, Massachusetts, the Dorje Dradül dictated an English translation of the first sections of the text to Sherab Chödzin. At the 1979 Vajradhatu Seminary, the Committee translated the Tibetan text with the Dorje Dradül, and it was first distributed at the 1979 Kalapa Assembly.

The first three chapters of The Golden Dot describe the world of the cosmic mirror, the creation and manifestation of the external world, as well as Shiwa Ökar taking his seat at the center of this world, which is Shambhala. Although the Dorje Dradül never wrote more than three chapters, he explained that The Letter of the Black Ashe, a later Shambhala terma, picked up the story where The Golden Dot left off.

This deluxe, hardbound edition has Tibetan and English on facing pages. It contains a significantly revised and improved translation, including a final section not translated in the original publication.
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Love the Reflections in the Cosmic Mirror
by Catalyst Yogi
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"Human love is for one thing only: to love your soul. The Infinite world around you will be in love with you."

-- Yogi Bhajan


To truly love one other human can be one of the greatest challenges in our lifetime and to love all of humanity can seem like an impossible feat. Yet this is what the Aquarian Age demands of each one of us.

Each soul longs to be a conduit for Universal Love and an excellent barometer is the love we feel towards our brothers and sisters on this planet.

The Universe provides a cosmic mirror and is very generous in showing us ourselves. Each person you meet every day from the grocery clerk to your mother is showing you a reflection of yourself. As we move more into Unity Consciousness these reflections are becoming more magnified only so that we can see ourselves in truth. It is your choice to fight or embrace the reflection that you see.

In the Aquarian Age, these relationship challenges can be reduced to one spiritual lesson: to learn to love ourselves unconditionally. For example, to only love a select group of people in your community and to judge others is not real love. You cannot give something that you do not possess yourself.

Embrace those people who annoy you, who bring out painful emotions, negativity and judgment from deep inside you. The truth is that those people are not the cause of your painful emotions and negativity. This lower frequency energy has been living inside you a long time, waiting to be seen, felt and transmuted into the light.

How do you know when you have reached that state of self-love? It is when you don't get caught up in another's opinion of you; when you don't argue with people; when you don't lose sleep over another person; when you no longer live in the past; when you no longer take things personally; when you are able to extend compassion to each person you meet. When you love yourself, you don't need another person to validate you, to take care of you or to love and accept you.

When you truly love yourself, you love all selves. This makes your relationships and your life flow more smoothly. Human Love teaches us to love our own Soul by accepting all aspects of ourselves that we see in the cosmic mirror. Human love allows us to see the light that lives in all human beings.

Make the commitment to see and relate only to the light in other people. If you find this challenging with some people, extend a small prayer to request to see that person through God's Eyes. You will be amazed at the compassionate energy that moves through your heart. When you do this it only reinforces and strengthens your God Self. Remember, GOD wants to experience itself through you and there is nothing more beautiful and heart opening than to see GOD loving GOD through human beings.

Catalyst Yogi (Haribhajan) helps you to attract healthy, loving relationships and claim your unique, divine gifts through the Shadow Mining online healing programs. These programs are to assist you in your evolution into the new Aquarian Age consciousness. Participants also become a member of a supportive global community called the Catalyst Yogi Synarchy. He also hosts a free monthly online New Moon Meditation for Peace gathering. Check the website for more details. http://catalystyogi.com/
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Werma Sadhana & Scorpion Seal Practice Intensive
with Benoit Cote
December 26, 2016 - January 1, 2017

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The Werma Sadhana is a profound key to understanding and manifesting awake society in our lives. By practicing intensively, we can unlock the power and heart of this practice, discovering brilliant awareness on the spot, whatever our circumstance.

This retreat will include intensive practice and study of the sadhana as well as other practices, such as stroke, Shambhala Sadhana, body disciplines, and feast. There will also be periods of exploration of the guided meditations presented in Shambhala Dzokchen book by the Sakyong. The teachings will appeal to new and experienced Werma practitioners, whether having recently received Rigden Abhisheka or being already engaged in the Scorpion Seal Assemblies.

About the Holiday Programs at KCL

This program is a part of an exciting winter holiday family week at Karmê Chöling. The week is arranged so that parents, children, and teenagers can all participate in their own programs and enjoy time together on the beautiful, wintry land of Karmê Chöling. This is a lively week full of laughter, bustle, and the energy of children!

We will come together as a community several times over the course of the week to celebrate and enjoy one another’s company, including an outdoor bonfire with the children and our annual New Year’s Eve Soirée.

This retreat counts as a group practice for SSA-1 requirements [Scorpion Seal Assembly: Year One].

Arrival and Departure

Please plan to arrive between 3-6pm on December 26th. The program concludes with a departure day on Januray 1st; you are free to leave anytime that day.

Prerequisites: Rigden Abhisheka or received Werma Sadhana at Kalapa Assembly and attended Vajrayana Seminary.

Pricing

Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

FULL PRICE: $740
This is the actual price of the program.

DISCOUNT PRICE: $560
We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Daily Fee: $95

Payment Policies: Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid: Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit: If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x-101 or x-103). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

Please Note: Price includes meals but not accommodations.

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About Benoit Cote

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Benoît Côté has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1976. For many years, he was a member and part of the teaching and administrative staff of Centre Shambhala de Montréal. In 2002, he retired from his university professor position in Educational Psychology to be involved fully with Shambhala. He then started being part of the teaching staff of international seminaries and directing programs at the land centers. From 2005 to 2007, he was resident teacher at Karmê Chöling and member of the Mukpo Institute faculty. In 2009, he moved to Halifax, and in 2010, was appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as one of the shastris for the Halifax Shambhala Center. In 2015, he moved back to Montréal where he also served as shastri until 2018.
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The Court Vision and Practice
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"Court Vision is a unique blend of classical wisdom combined with the Dorje Dradül’s insight and pure vision. This document is historical because it lays the foundation for a modern enlightened society. It is a template of how heaven, earth, and humanity can be joined. In particular, it firmly establishes the principle and lineage of Sakyongs for the first time in this new era . . . . May all Shambhalians enjoy this nectar of truth and guidance so that our basic goodness may manifest." --The Sakyong, Jampal Trinley Dradül , Foreward to the Fifth Edition
The Kalapa Court
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The first time I met His Majesty Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
by Leslie Hays
2017

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The first time I met His Majesty Chögyam Trungpa Rincophe was at encampment in the late summer of 1983. I was attending a dathün (month long sitting practice) at Rocky Mountain Dharma Center. This retreat is supposed to be mostly silent, but I was never good at holding my tongue. During the retreat, some of my new friends and I plotted a raid on encampment, which was a military-style program that was simultaneously happening on the land. We decided to raid encampment and attempt to steal the flag. Our plan was simple: we could create a diversion and while the attention was on us, our cohorts would sneak around the perimeter and steal the flag. Three of us drove through the tori gates in a convertible blaring Michael Jackson’s Beat It while the rest tried to sneak around and steal the flag. We were all immediately caught and locked up in the stockade. CTR came by that night to check out the prisoners. I noticed that he flirted shamefully with all the women/girls who were in the lock-up and totally and completely ignored me.

But I really met CTR in the backyard wedding of sangha members in Boulder in late January of 1984. I had been prepped by the family I nannied for for weeks in advance of the wedding. It appeared to work because I caught CTR’s eye and he asked me to marry him the next day. Then there was so much activity! We had our charts read by Larry Laughlin who found the most “auspicious” day for our wedding. Given the tremendous constraints of marrying six women in a five months, there was some wiggle room with the dates. The first wedding I attended was Karen Lavin’s. Next was Valerie Lorig Sanford, which happened on May 10th. Then Lady Cynde Grieves married him on May 13, Wendy Friedman was on May 17th, I was the fifth on June 12th, Ciel followed on her 18th brithday, and then Agness had her wedding in December of 1985.

There was so much to be done -- especially for me as a new student who only completed through level four Shambhala training. I received stroke, lungta and werma transmission. I read Born in Tibet, and studied the Letter of the Golden Key Which fulfills desire, The Golden Dot, The Letter of the Black Ashe, Sacred World, the Practice of Warriorship, and Court Vision and Practice. I was on the fast track to learning and absorbing everything he’d ever created. I studied the texts themselves as well as the commentaries. Our ceremonies required correctly answering a direct question from CTR and the preceptor, who in my case was the regent. (Mine was the only ceremony with him as the preceptor -- people said I should be honored -- but I was not.) We were told to study the Six Ways of Ruling in particular, as it was rumored this would be one of the questions.

When I wasn’t with CTR, I was completing my tasks as a nanny. And I was introduced to the Shambhala lodge with a party in my honor. I attended Karen, Cynde, Wendy and Valerie’s ceremonies prior to mine. These all happened at the court in Boulder. We had dinners together where we were taught elocution by both Ashley Playfair and Carolyn Gimian. We had one dinner with CTR and the five of us Sangyum (Karen, Cynde, Wendy, Val and I), where we were served white fish with bones in it, green peas and white rice, and copious amounts of sake. We were learning how to eat like the British–holding our fork upside down in our left hand and our knife in the right to shovel the food onto the fork, not an easy task with that meal. During meals we usually played the qualities game, a parlor game CTR enjoyed.

One day I arrived at the court for a shift and I was told I was to receive another transmission from Marty Janowitz. I assumed this was to be like the others, perhaps he was giving me TGS transmission early. Marty told me this transmission was extremely sacred and was only known to a few close students. He then pulled out a vial filled with a white powdery substance. Marty told me it was ground up vitamin D or something. (I really can’t remember exactly what he said it was). He put a bit of it on the spoon and told me to rub it on my gums, which I did. It was not cocaine. It was part of our job description to always carry a vial of “Tabi” which was the code name for cocaine. Due to his paralysis, CTR only had the use of one hand, so when he called for tabi it was our job to go into the bathroom with him, keep him steady, help him get his penis out before he wet his pants and put the coke on a spoon for him to inhale. It was also our job to keep his nose clean, and as you can tell from the picture, we were not always successful. Later, when I went to the bathroom alone, I put some on my gums. It was definitely cocaine.

This is another secret I have kept for over 30 years. I can no longer keep it. I believe it is not of benefit to anyone to keep this secret anymore. I believe it’s important for the followers of Shambhala to know what really happened in the “inner circle” of the court. We all -- every one of us -- didn’t know how to say “no” to CTR. We were so busy tripping over each other to do his bidding that we never questioned why an enlightened mediation master would need copious amounts of cocaine and alcohol every day. We never questioned why he spoke of every woman or young girl in sexual terms. It was supposed to be a great honor to sleep with him. No one wondered if his sexual appetite for his female students might be unhealthy.

I started wondering about it shortly after Ciel’s suicide. Could this sexualized idea of women be unhealthy? Could this lack of boundaries eventually result in rage and self-hatred? Why did I think marrying a man with seven other wives, a serious drug addiction, alcoholism and suicidal tendencies shown as severe bulimia would be a good idea? I was 23 and vulnerable. And I said yes. Yes, I will do this strange thing. It was only later when I learned of power differentials and feminism that I truly understood how totally wrong it all was. And now I am triggered by all things Tibetan. I will never enter Karma Dzong again. It’s too painful to see the hero worship and the enshrinement of this deeply disturbed man. And for those of you who might have spent a few nights with him or more and feel they knew all there was to know about him, I ask you to dig deeper. And for those of you who never met him yet still follow his teachings, you might want to ask hard questions of those in the know.

The most shocking thing for me through this whole process of sharing my truth is the sheer number of people who are lying now, and denying that sexualized violence has a negative effect on women. This continued minimization of the real, undeniable scars that are left from sexual assault and harassment is shocking. Shambhala has had choices every step of the way since we have begun talking about the neglect and child rape and abuse that is the legacy CTR left his close students. And this deplorable view of women continues through his sons. Time’s Up Now.

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The Six Ways of Ruling: A Resource for Leaders
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This book contains commentaries and contemplations on the six ways of ruling, a key principle of Shambhala governance. Included are commentaries on the root texts by

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (Kalapa Assembly, 1978)
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Simplicity Retreats: Weekthun and Dathun
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“It’s very helpful to realize that being here, sitting in meditation, doing simple everyday things like working, walking outside, talking with people, bathing, using the toilet, and eating, is actually all that we need to be fully awake, fully alive, fully human. While we are sitting in meditation, we are simply exploring humanity and all of creation in the form of ourselves. We can become the world’s greatest experts on anger, jealousy, and self-deprecation, as well as on joyfulness, clarity, and insight, Everything that human beings feel, we feel. We can become extremely wise and sensitive to all of humanity and the whole universe simply by knowing ourselves, just as we are.”

-- Pema Chödrön, teaching on day two of a dathün


After beginning meditation practice, many want to deepen this experience through deeper retreats. A week of meditation, known as weekthün (week session), is offered in some local centres and in all of our rural retreat centres. It is a powerful introduction and deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation, open to anyone.

The program includes sitting and walking meditation. Dathün (Tibetan for “month session”) is a one-month group meditation retreat led by a senior teacher. Silence and functional talking are observed and meals are served in the shrine room through a contemplative eating practice. The retreat includes talks, study, and a short work period. After attending a dathün, students may choose to do a solitary retreat, and a number of Shambhala practice centres have facilities for individual retreats.

An example of a day in the dathün:

6:30 am Wake up
7:00 am Morning chants
Practice: sitting & walking meditation
8:00 am Breakfast (in the shrine room)
9:00 am Practice: sitting & walking meditation
12:00 pm Lunch (in the shrine room)
1:00 pm Work period
2:30 pm Practice: sitting & walking meditation
4:00 pm Tea
4:30 pm Practice: sitting & walking meditation
5:30 pm Talk
Evening chants
7:00 pm Dinner (in the shrine room)
8:00 pm Practice: sitting & walking meditation
Closing chants
9:00 End of day

In general, the daily schedule is quite full, and there is not much time for personal activities. One day in the middle of the dathün is open with no scheduled practice.

Although there is a shrine with Buddhist and Shambhala symbols as well as chants at certain points of the day, one does not need to be a Buddhist nor even be interested in becoming a Buddhist to take part. All the symbols and chants are oriented toward arousing our natural wakefulness and compassion and are provided as methods for realizing the nature of our minds.

In the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, dathün is one of our most important training programs. There is a real power and depth to practicing with a group for a month, and for many people, it is a big step on their path of meditation. In terms of the teachings, there are different kinds of dathüns, with some of them emphasizing the Buddhist teachings, the Shambhala teachings, the teachings of lojong (“mind training”), or the creative arts. Yet all dathüns are alike in being grounded in intensive sitting practice of mindfulness and awareness.

Anyone is welcome to come to a dathün. If possible, it is good if you have already had meditation instruction and some experience and understanding of meditation beforehand.

Recommended Readings

Pema Chödrön:
The Wisdom of No Escape
Start Where You Are
(These books are teachings she gave during two particular dathüns.)

Chögyam Trungpa:
The Heart of the Buddha
The Path is the Goal

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche:
Turning the Mind Into an Ally

Where to Go, Who to Contact

There are four practice centres in the Shambhala mandala that offer dathüns at different times of the year.

Dechen Chöling, Mas Marvent, France
Dorje Denma Ling, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
Karmê Chöling, Barnet, Vermont
Shambhala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
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How to Rule Your Workplace (with Compassion): Lodro Rinzler offers advice for creating a more compassionate workplace
by Lodro Rinzler
wanderlust.com
Accessed: 6/30/19

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No one wakes up in the morning and says, “You know what? I want to be a jerk at the office today.” We all want to work in an environment infused with wakefulness and compassion.

Yet few of us know how to bring those qualities into our workplace environment. One set of Shambhala Buddhist teachings I’ve always found helpful in this regard is known as the Six Ways of Ruling. The Six Ways of Ruling teach us to face aggression with compassion.

Benevolent: “Let aggression exhaust itself”

The first step is trying to remain open and accommodating at work by giving your challenges a lot of space. Imagine an angry bull. If put in a small pen, an angry bull will continue to buck around, unable to release his tension. However, if you take that animal and put it in an open field he will run around until he tires himself out. The same can be said of another person’s aggression.

The idea of remaining benevolent is that we are not throwing fuel on the fire of aggression. We let aggression exhaust itself. Perhaps the image of the angry bull might inspire a sense of humor in you. Keeping a sense of humor and not taking things personally are ways of keeping an open mind in the midst of aggression.

True: “We’re both basically good”

This is not to say that you should lie down like a doormat at work. This brings us to the quality of true. Being true in this sense is not simply being diplomatic but is actually connecting with your heart. I come from a tradition that believes that all beings are basically good. You can remain true to your understanding of your basic goodness while confronting tough issues. So you invert the “me” versus “my jerk of a co-worker” model into “we’re both basically good and in this together.”

Genuine: “Point to the logic”

This takes us into the third way of ruling, being genuine. The idea of being genuine is that when you have a point to make, you ground it in logic. As my teacher Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has said, “It is not even our genuineness particularly. It is just genuine, a star in the sky that everyone can see. We all recognize the truth.” In other words, if you are at work and clearly see that something needs to be done, then point to the logic around that. Here we cut through the notion of you being right and the other person being wrong and simply show the reality of what is happening.

Fearless: “Have faith in yourself”

Along those lines, when it is time for us to make a decision at work, we need to be fearless. Grounded in Benevolent, True, and Genuine, you may come up with an activity that needs to be accomplished. When it is time to actually do something, act fearlessly. Feeling reticent about how things ought to be done takes the wind out of the sails of an entire project. Fear can be contagious, so have faith in yourself and your basic goodness.

Artful: “Set up your day skillfully”

Ruling your work situation is an art, not a science. You can set up your day skillfully to maximize your time and spend it with co-workers with whom you will be productive. Remember that consideration for others is at the root of being artful. With consideration we open up a space for others to discover their own wisdom.

Rejoicing: “Find joy in being true to yourself”

Cultivating these qualities in the workplace is worthy of rejoicing. It’s hard not to respond to aggression with more aggression. But when you start to look at your life and rejoice, you may find that you are happier. You feel more comfortable in your own skin because you are being true to yourself in the midst of great obstacles. We should celebrate that.

Lodro Rinzler is offering a five-week online class on this topic. To sign up click here.

Lodro Rinzler is a teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and the author of five books, including the best-selling The Buddha Walks into a Bar…, the award-winning Walk Like a Buddha and the forthcoming How to Love Yourself (And Sometimes Other People). Over the last decade he has taught numerous workshops at meditation centers, businesses, and college campuses throughout North America. He is the founder of the Institute for Compassionate Leadership, an authentic leadership training and job placement organization, and lives in Brooklyn with his dog Tillie and his cat Justin Bieber. lodrorinzler.com
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Rigden Abhisheka with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
May 14 - 20, 2014
Karme Choling Shambhala Meditation Center
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The Rigden Abhisheka enters qualified students into the highest level of the Shambhala teachings expressed in the Druk Sakyong’s terma, The Scorpion Seal of the Golden Sun, from which The Roar of the Werma and the Scorpion Seal retreat are drawn. The Primordial Rigden ngöndro is the ngöndro for receiving the Rigden abhisheka.

Receiving the Ridgen Abhisheka for the Werma Sadhana, allows us to more fully accomplish the practice and fulfill our aspirations for enlightened society. This abhisheka puts the focus for realizing enlightened society squarely in the center of our Shambhala Buddhist practices.

The Square within the Circle [is one of] the most potent of all the magical figures. --The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy, by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

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"As the sky with its stars and constellations is nothing separate from the All but includes the All, so is the 'firmament' of Man not separate from Man; and as the Universal Mind is not ruled by any external being, likewise the firmament in Man (his individual sphere of mind) is not subject to the rule of any creature, but is an independent and powerful whole." -- This fundamental truth of occultism is allegorically represented in the interlaced double triangles. He who has succeeded in bringing his individual mind in exact harmony with the Universal Mind has succeeded in reuniting the inner sphere with the outer one, from which he has only become separated by mistaking illusions for truths. He who has succeeded in carrying out practically the meaning of this symbol has become one with the father; he is virtually an adept, because he has succeeded in squaring the circle and circling the square. All of this proves that Paracelsus has brought the root of his occult ideas from the East. -- The Life of Philippus Theophrastus Bombast of Hohenheim Known by the Name of Paracelsus and the Substance of his Teachings, by Franz Hartmann, M.D.

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Our scientific procedure is obviously the negation of the Absolute. That was an acute and happy remark of Goethe's: "He who devotes himself to nature attempts to find the squaring of the circle."-- The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century, by Houston Stewart Chamberlain

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The geometrician does not know the square of the circle. -- De Monarchia of Dante Alighieri

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It is impossible to square the circle perfectly because of its arc. -- The Convivio, by Dante Alighieri

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Arnesen proclaimed in a firm voice that all of the challenges in aquaculture would be mastered, including the biggest one of all: how to convert salmon to vegetarianism? The carnivorous predator fish need large amounts of animal protein. The feed concentrate dumped into the cages by the ton is made mainly of fishmeal and fish oil. It's a negative cycle: 4-6 kilograms of wild fish are killed and made into meal to produce one kilo of salmon flesh. More than half of the world's fish catch now goes to making feed concentrate for salmon and other animals. Farm-bred salmon consume more animal protein than they produce. How can that be sustainable? "We see the problem the same way the WWF does," conceded Petter Arnesen. "We're experimenting with increasing the share of vegetable protein in the feed, using soy, for example." The company was determined to achieve this, he said, as the fish reserves of the world's oceans were already "exhausted". The trouble is, when there is too little fish product in the feed the salmon raised on it no longer contain as much healthy omega 3 fatty acids. That's not the kind of salmon the retailers want. The poor Technical Director has the daunting task of circling the square -- luckily the WWF can lend him a hand: by simply designating the whole thing "sustainable". -- Panda Leaks: The Dark Side of the WWF, by Wilfried Huismann

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Although the CIA knew that the estimated 120,000 VC Self-Defense Forces (which Westmoreland described as "old men, old women and children") were the integral element of the insurgency, Carver, after being shown "evidence that I hadn't heard before," cut a deal on September 13. He sent a cable to Helms saying: "Circle now squared .... We have agreed set of figures Westmoreland endorsed." [14] In November National Security Adviser Walt Rostow showed President Johnson a chart indicating that enemy strength had dropped from 285,000 in late 1966 to 242,000 in late 1967. President Johnson got the success he wanted to show, and Vietnam got Tet.

-- The Phoenix Program, by Douglas Valentine



Prior to the summer of 2005, the Rigden Abhisheka had only been given once. Immediately after the Druk Sakyong received the Scorpion Seal text, he bestowed it upon the current Sakyong, and then had the Sakyong bestow it back upon him. The Sakyong warmly invites Shambhala Buddhist practitioners to attend the Rigden Abhisheka, which is very close to his heart and the heart of the Druk Sakyong.

For those who have attended a Kalapa Assembly and therefore have already [sic] recieved the werma text, you are invited to arrive by 6:30pm on May 16th and can depart at any time on May 19th. Please contact the front desk to register: Tel: (802) 633-2384 Email: registration@karmecholing.org Front Desk Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:30am - 5pm (Closed during lunch: 12:30 - 1:30pm)

This program requires an application through Shambhala International.

If you would like to apply to staff this program, please do so at this link.

The materials fee for this program is approximately $400.

Prerequisites:
Completed Sacred World Assembly (formerly called Vajrayana Seminary)
Completed Primordial Rigden ngöndro OR Kagyü ngöndro
Received stroke and lungta transmissions
(for those tantrikas who completed Kagyu ngondro and received the Werma sadhana at Kalapa Assembly, four days of Primordial Rigden ngöndro are required (one day for each of the practices).
Membership in your local Shambhala Meditation centre/group or a Shambhala International membership


For more information on membership, contact your local Shambhala centre or visit http://www.shambhala.org/community/membership/. If you live in a remote area where center membership is not possible, you can become a member of Shambhala by contacting Thomas Cory at tacory@gmail.com.
Students from Europe not living near a local centre can contact Gertrude Schmitz at office@shambhala-europe.org to arrange a Shambhala Europe membership.

Application and acceptance through Shambhala International

Preauthorization:

This program requires pre-authorization in order to register. An authorization code will be included in your acceptance letter.

Pricing

Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

FULL PRICE: $1030
This is the actual price of the program.

DISCOUNT PRICE: $850
We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x-101 or x-103). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

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About Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the head of the Shambhala lineage. An incarnation of Mipham the Great, he is the dharma heir and son of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala Mountain Center’s founder. Sakyong Mipham is the spiritual director of Shambhala, a global network of meditation and retreat centers, and the author of the national bestseller Turning the Mind into an Ally, as well as Ruling Your World, Running with the Mind of Meditation and The Shambhala Principle. His background embraces both Eastern and Western cultures. Born in Bodhgaya, India, the site of the Buddha’s enlightenment, he grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and received his spiritual training from his father and other distinguished lamas. In addition to Shambhala, the Sakyong also holds the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. An avid poet, artist and athlete, he travels extensively teaching throughout the world.
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