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Location: Shambhala Chicago

The Hidden Treasure Teachings of Shambhala: On Bringing Gentleness, Magic and Bravery to Your Life

Explore this recorded Shambhala Online course at your own pace.

This program is offered simultaneously in-person and online via Zoom.

What is Shambhala? Is it Buddhism or not? Is it new? Is it old?

The Shambhala teachings are some of the world’s highest spiritual teachings disguised in common, everyday language that says there is no difference between the spiritual path and how I live my life, as it is, right now. These teachings suggest that the way to counter this powerful age of aggression is to show up with tremendous gentleness and bravery. When we look around, we see that this world needs medicine this powerful. This is the Shambhala path.

Come together for this one-day seminar to explore how this path is designed to help ourselves and help the world. The Shambhala Treasure teachings arose from a different time than ours. They were kept hidden until they’d be necessary to counter the power and chaos of the darkest of times. Is this that time? This age of aggression is certainly a strong candidate. These are not simply teachings on peacefulness, although oceans of peacefulness will be needed—vast stores of gentleness, as well as bravery will be needed also. The novel expression of these teachings is to transform ourselves by approaching spirituality no differently than any aspect of our day-to-day life. The Shambhala teachings suggest that it is time to meet the intense confusion of the world with fearlessness and ordinary magic. There is no other appropriate or advantageous time that we are waiting for.

 


About the Teacher

3/4 profile of white man with gray hair and glasses smilingAlan Kent Anderson is a music educator, professional musician, and a writer. He has been a student of meditation and mindfulness for over 30 years. For the past few years, Alan has worked through three Milwaukee foundations teaching mindfulness and self-regulation skills to public school children. He is also the originator of A.MAP (Arts and Mindfulness for Academic Progress) and has done professional development seminars in business and education.

In addition, he was the co-founder of Windhorse Retreat Center in Plymouth, WI. Prior to teaching, he was a professional jazz musician for 20 years and also toured, performed and recorded with Paul Cebar, playing American roots music—R & B, funk, soul, jazz, latin music—your basic New Orleans musical gumbo. 

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