Program Details

RIGDEN: Unconditional Confidence and Enlightened Leadership (Eagle Rock)

with Emily Bower
November 16 / 8:30 AM - November 17 / 6:00 PM

The Rigden is a representation of our basic enlightened nature, and embodies the principle of unconditional confidence. Historically, Rigdens were enlightened rulers - those who could "rule their world" based on their unwavering experience of basic goodness. Emphasizing our innate and genuine confidence and steadfastness, Acharya Bower will lead an exploration of ways in which we can embody the qualities of the Rigden in our own lives and help bring compassionate and strong leadership to the world. 

Completed Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky.  It is also recommended that students have completed Way of Shambhala Course 5: Wisdom in Everyday Life.

About the teacher:

Acharya Emily Bower started practicing in the Shambhala community in 1987 and has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1991. She served as his editor for various projects, including his first book, Turning the Mind into an Ally. She has studied kyudo with Kanjuro Shibata Sensei and is a lifelong member of the Dorje Kasung. In 1991, she joined the staff of Karme Chöling, where she lived for three years, working on publicity and marketing. She has been a professional editor since 1987 and, in addition to traveling and teaching in the Shambhala mandala, she continues to work as a book editor and publishing consultant.  She lives in Los Angeles.


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