Rigden Weekend: Unconditional Confidence
with Fleet Maull
June 7 / 4:00 PM - June 9 / 6:30 PM
The Rigden is a representation of our basic enlightened nature and embodies the principles of unconditional bravery, gentleness, and confidence. Historically, rigdens were enlightened rulers who governed their societies based on the principles of wakefulness, compassion, and wisdom.
Registration by May 7 appreciated. (Registrations will continue to be accepted up to one week before the start of the program.)
About the Weekend
Rigden Weekend: Unconditional Confidence is the culmination of Shambhala Training Heart of Warriorship, (Levels I-V). Led by Acharya Fleet Maull, this retreat explores principles and practices connected with manifesting primordial confidence through the direct experience of basic goodness.
This weekend explores the notion of lineage, introduces a meditative practice of rousing one's personal energy, and unpacks the Shambhala Vow - a personal aspiration to realize and manifest the Shambhala principle of basic goodness throughout one's entire life. Students will have the opportunity to take the vow on Sunday afternoon as part of the culmination of the weekend program. Those who take the Shambhala Vow will meet personally with the Acharya and will receive a Shambhala name as part of the vow ceremony.
Please note that there is a materials fee for this program.
Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level V.
About Acharya Fleet Maull
Acharya Fleet Maull, PhD has been a Shambhala practitioner for more than 40 years and was named an acharya in 2009. He leads Shambhala programs and retreats throughout North America, Europe and Latin America. He is the founder of Prison Mindfulness Institute, Center for Mindfulness in Public Safety and the National Prison Hospice Association and co-founder of the Engaged Mindfulness Institute and the Upaya Zen Center's Buddhist Chaplaincy Training. Acharya Maull is also a Roshi (Zen master), Dharma Successor of Roshi Bernie Glassman and senior priest and lineage holder in the Soto Zen and Zen Peacemaker lineages. He is the author of Dharma in Hell: The Prison Writings of Fleet Maull, and the forthcoming Radical Responsibility: How to Move Beyond Blame, Fearlessly Live Your Highest Purpose and Become an Unstoppable Force for Good (Sounds True, 2019). Acharya Maull leads meditation retreats, bearing witness retreats, leadership and activist trainings and prison programs around the world.