Program Details

Buddhism in Modern Times: Challenges and Celebration


with Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova
February 22 / 6:30 PM - February 22 / 9:00 PM

How may we be enriched by Buddhist wisdom while learning to apply it our daily life? 


Are you curious about these terms:  Buddhist, bodhisattva, mahayana? 


If so, you are invited to attend the opening Friday night talk of our weekend retreat.  During the retreat we will explore how we, as modern people living in a deeply challenging world, can cultivate sanity in ourselves and others. The Friday night talk will be the first step of this exploration and the teachers have graciously agreed to open this talk to the public, as well as the retreatants.


We are so very pleased to welcome our guest teachers for the weekend:  Shastri Bill Brauer and his wife Ella Reznikova, who are visiting Florida from Vermont.


Shastri Brauer has served as Executive Director of Karmê Chöling, a Shambhala Land Center in Vermont.  He has consulted for large corporations on leadership training, succession planning, and developmental feedback and strategic planning.  Shastri Brauer teaches Way of Shambhala classes, dathüns, Meditation Instructor Training, and Shambhala Training Levels throughout North America and Eastern Europe, and recently Russia.


Ms Reznikova is a meditation teacher, Transformative Mediator, translator, traveler and tireless reader.  She likes to write short stories, mostly about her life in the Soviet Ukraine and her family.  She works at Karma Choling as the Scholarship Manager.


Note:  If you have registered for the weekend retreat Bodhisattva:  Living for the Benefit of Others - 21st Century Edition you are already registered for this talk.  The fee is included in your tuition.


This program will take place at the location of the Shambhala Gainesville Meditation Group: 1899 NE 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL  32609. 

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