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Rigden Weekend and Public Address by Sakyong in California

Dec 14, 2011

The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, will lead a Rigden Weekend, the culmination of Way of Shambhala I, in Northern California on the weekend of 2 - 4 March 2012. This will be a historic occasion as it will be the first time this program has been presented by the Sakyong himself.

Everyone who has completed the pre-requisites for this weekend program is warmly welcome to attend -- the Northern California Shambhala community would be delighted to welcome Shambhalians from all over North America and beyond.

The Rigden is a representation of our basic enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional bravery, compassion, and wisdom.

In his letter to the mandala, sent from retreat in 2005, the Sakyong wrote: "Each member of Shambhala is in fact a Rigden. The Shambhala terma of the Druk Sakyong clearly states that those who are awake to the fact that they have basic goodness are those who have The Great Eastern Sun. The word great means that we are no longer mired in doubt, cowardice, and fear about our true nature. We have awakened to our basic goodness. East means that we can perpetually recognize it. This is what we are designed to do, and we can do it."

Registration and more information can be found here:

Please see the registration page for explanation of prerequisites for the Rigden Weekend

The Friday night talk to this program will be open to the public. If you would like to register only for the Friday night public talk Creating Enlightened Society: An Evening with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco you may do so here

(This announcement was from the Shambhala News Service)