Upcoming Teaching Events

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Smile at Fear

The Path of the Bodhisattva Warrior

December 27-31
10:00am – 1:00pm, 3:00 – 6:00 Eastern time

Hosted online by the Atlanta Shambhala Center

This five-day retreat will focus on the practice of compassion as exemplified by the story, path, and teaching of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshvara. Avalokiteshvara is “the powerful one who sees” the world with an open heart and manifests in many forms to help beings wake up. How to see, befriend, and work with fear is the vision, heart, and guts of peaceful warriorship.


Embodied Space, Rainbow Heart:
Mahamudra and Maitri

In-Person Retreat: April 5 – 16, 2022
Hosted by Dechen Chöling in France

Led by Barbara Märtens and John Rockwell

This ten-day, in-person retreat open to all will weave together mahamudra sitting, Maitri space awareness, outdoor walks, creative exercises, talks, discussion groups, and spontaneous happenings.


Confusion is just a gust of wind
which swirls over our wakefulness.  

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche