ABQ: Way of the Moon

October 19th—October 21st (2018)

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  • $75.00 Patrons
Room: Off Site - Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center - 1102 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Please Note:

We are advertising this event on behalf of the Albuquerque Shambhala Center.

To register: https://albuquerque.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=371177



How do we awaken our hearts in the midst of the chaos and challenging nature of our times? In what ways can we, in Shambhala, transform the cultural systems and structures we inhabit in our own lives and community? What everyday practices can we adopt to help with this transformation? The Way of the Moon explores the path of the warrior bodhisattva and offers a forum for us to collaborate on addressing these urgent questions.

The Way of the Moon is a community-based path of study and practice exploring the Mahayana teachings on bodhicitta or "awakened heart."  Participants will receive the Sadhana of Kindness and join Kindness Circles, small groups of sangha to provide emotional safety and encouragement to communicate with mindfulness and heart about personal and societal transformation. Open-hearted conversation is essential to any community and especially to Shambhala during this time. Featuring practice, study, food, and conversation, this year-long path will provide the opportunity to bring the community together not only as practitioners but as companions on a spiritual journey.

There are three main components to the Way of the Moon:


INTRODUCTORY WAY OF THE MOON RETREAT: Acharya Holly Gayley will give the reading transmission and instructions for the Sadhana of Kindness that authorizes Shambhala members to begin the daily practice. We will explore the sadhana in relation to traditional themes from the Mahayana teachings on bodhicitta.

October 19-20 | Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center


KINDNESS CIRCLES:  Small social containers where members meet twice a month in practice and study salons. These circles will form during the introductory retreat and self-organize around schedules and geography. While there are key topics to be studied in Kindness Circles, members of each group can decide how and what they will read and discuss in bi-monthly meetings. Recommended texts and study questions will be offered.

Dates to be Determined Locally


FOUR SEASONAL ONE-DAY PRACTICE RETREATS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR: Led by a shastri or local teachers, these seasonal retreats are associated with the four dignities: (1) Season of the Tiger - Empathy, (2) Season of the Lion - Equanimity, (3) Season of the Garuda - Exchange, and (4) Season of the Dragon - Engaging.  Acharyas may offer teachings by Zoom or Shambhala Online during the retreats.

Dates to be Determined Locally


PREREQUISITES: This program is intended for members of Shambhala Centers. Completion of the Rigden Weekend, Enlightened Society Assembly or Warrior Assembly is required before attending the Way of the Moon.

Suggested cost for weekend is $75, but pay what you can! 

Please include a note with your registration if you need a local host in Albuquerque for the weekend.


To register: https://albuquerque.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=371177