Program Details

Rigden Weekend

with Emily Bower
March 9 / 8:30 AM - March 10 / 5:00 PM

Rigden Weekend

Unconditional Confidence

Acharya Emily Bower


Saturday and Sunday 9th & 10th March 2019 8.30 am – 5.30 pm

Prerequisite:  Shambhala Training Level Five and at least two Everyday Life courses

The Rigden is a representation of our basic enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional bravery, gentleness and confidence.  The weekend explores principles and practices connected with manifesting primordial confidence through the direct experience of basic goodness.  Students will have the opportunity to take the Shambhala Vow (a personal aspiration to realise and manifest the Shambhala principle of basic goodness throughout one’s entire life) on Sunday afternoon.  Those who take the Shambhala Vow will meet personally with the Acharya and will receive a Shambhala Name as part of the vow ceremony

Acharya Emily Bower lives in Los Angeles with her husband Alan.  She has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for over 25 years.  Her areas of particular interest are end-of-life care, relating with grief and loss and raising awareness around aging.  She has a strong interest in the New Zealand and Australian centres and has become a valued and much loved friend

Please register at making payment to
06-0606-0126783-01 reference: Name and ‘Rigden'.  Early booking is recommended.

Programme Fee: 0; Concessionary rate 0. 
If you are unable to attend due to financial hardship, please talk to Marian Bond [email protected] or 04 475 9223

A light breakfast will be served at 8.30 am on Saturday and Sunday as part of the community aspect of this programme.  There will be a Reception with finger food and wine after the programme on Sunday


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