Being Brave Webcast – Final Schedule with Contemplations

Note: All times listed are Pacific (Gmt-3)

Friday Evening • May 2

7:00 pm Broadcast begins, Welcome from Webcast Host, Shastri Sandra Ladley

7:15 pm – Acharya Adam Lobel
Introduction, Presentation of the teachers

7:30 pm – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Talk: Bravery and Basic Goodness in times of challenge

for contemplation / discussion

    Question: Are you brave enough to feel your life fully? To feel the full range of both the personal and global challenges and possibilities?

    Aspiration: May there be a true cultural shift — For trust in humanity, bravery, and gentleness to become the norm in our culture.

Saturday Morning • May 3

9 am – Acharya Adam Lobel
Welcome, Meditation Instruction, Short meditation

9:30 am – Ani Pema Chödrön
Talk and Q&A: Working with fear and anger regarding the state of the world

for contemplation / discussion

    Question: How do you personally work with fear, anger, and overwhelm when you think of the ecological, political, economic, and social challenges in our world?

    Aspiration: May we use the energy of our broken hearts as inspiration for enlightened society.

11:30 am – Acharya Adam Lobel
Introduction of Affinity Gatherings and contemplations/dialogues
See Affinity Gathering web page for guidance

12 – 12:45 pm – Lunch

Saturday Afternoon • May 3

1 pm – Affinity Gatherings
See Affinity Gathering web page for guidance

2:15 pm – Acharya Adam LobelWelcome Back and Stretch

2:30 pm – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Meditation: feeling, being, touching
Talk, Guided Meditation, Q&A

Acharya Lobel may lead dialogues

for contemplation / discussion

    Question: How can we cultivate an inner state of being that is brave and genuine enough to make a difference in our world?

    Aspiration: May the innate goodness and brilliance of human beings be roused through allowing ourselves to fully feel, be, and touch.

4:30 or 5:00 pm – Conclusion

Sunday Morning • May 4

8 am – Q & A with Shastri Sandra Ladley – Exclusively for webcast participants

9 am – Acharya Adam Lobel
Welcome, Review Meditation Instruction, Meditation

10 am – Ani Pema ChödrönEnlightened Society
Talk and Q&A

for contemplation / discussion

    Question: What is the relationship between meditation and personal training, on the one hand, and creating enlightened society, on the other?

    Aspiration: May we experience the interconnection and oneness of all.

11:45 am – Announcements

12 – 12:45 pm – Lunch

Sunday Afternoon • May 4

1 pm – Affinity Gatherings
See Affinity Gathering web page for guidance

2:15 pm – Bishop Marc AndrusSpiritual Compassionate Action

for contemplation / discussion

    Question: What can we learn from figures such as Gandhi, Rev. Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela about how heart and faith can inspire concrete results in the world?

    Aspiration: May our deepest spiritual longings be inseparable from good society.

3:15 pm – Break

3:30 pm – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Ani Pema Chödrön, Bishop Marc Andrus
Panel Discussion

4:30 pm – Affinity Gathering Ceremony
See Affinity Gathering web page for guidance

4:45 pm – Acharya Adam Lobel
Summary, Thanks and Concluding Remarks

Theme: We are each involved with activities, communities, organizations or are involved with contemplating specific ideas that relate with enlightened society. We can enter into conversation with others who share a commitment to enlightened society and are also active in these fields.

for contemplation / discussion

    Question: What can we learn from each other? How can we support each other? How can we share best practices, inspiration, networks, and friendship?

    Aspiration: May we be less alone and more capable of collective action through working together.

5 pm – Sakyong Mipham RinpocheIs Enlightened Society Possible?
Closing Talk

for contemplation / discussion

    Question: Where would we look to answer this question?

    Aspiration: To open up a genuine, brave, and skillful way of living that naturally leads to a more compassionate, resilient, sustainable, and just world.

6:30 pm – Conclusion

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