Resilience in the Time of Chaos: Engaging In Our World

with Barbara Hirschfeld

January 9th

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  • $30.00 Program Price
  • $40.00 Patron Price
Room: Online Program
Engaging In Our World
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche created the Shambhala teachings and practices, knowing we were entering challenging times in the world. Over the next 5 months, teachers from Northern California will be presenting the foundational Shambhala teachings as we uncover our hearts, strength, and sanity in the midst of these chaotic times.
10:30 - 12:30 Opening talk and practice
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch break
1:30 - 3:30 Practice and discussion
3:30- 4:00 Tea - bring your own to enjoy together
4:00 - 5:00 Closing talk
About Basha Hirschfeld: Basha has been a student of Pema Chödrön — and through her, the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who founded Shambhala in the West, and now his son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche — since 2001. She lived in Asia for nine years and taught Health to middle-schoolers at the Jakarta International School while her husband explored for geothermal energy. She and her husband brought back many treasures from Asia, and started a store in Santa Rosa upon their return from the tropics. They closed the store in 2012, and many of the antiques, stone statuary, and Southeast Asian architectural elements are featured now in the Meditation Hall and placed throughout the 8-acre property that is part of Open Sky Retreat Center. Barbara Hirschfeld at Karma Choling, VT

As a member of the Sonoma Shambhala Center, she volunteered to cook for Pema and thus a student-teacher relationship was born.

Program Price: $30
Patron Price: $40*
*Paying the patron price helps the Sonoma Center offer affordable programs. 

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Please register and pay at least 24-hours in advance in order to receive the Zoom link. Note that all registrations must be manually processed and there will be a lag time before receiving the zoom link. 

Contact Questions? Susie Cook:
sonoma [dot] shambhala [at] gmail [dot] com


About Zoom
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Please join us for this day of practice, reflection, and community.