Motivation and the Path of Meditation (online)

with Acharya Richard John

November 14th

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  • $35 Program Price
  • $50 Patron Price
  • $15 Student Price
Room: Online

Acharya Richard John, a favorite teacher of the Madison sangha, will be leading a meditation session, talk and discussion from 9AM-noon on November 14.

In the Buddhist tradition, one finds teachings to assess the practitioner's level of motivation. Some point to the stages of the path (and where best to apply yourself), some are intended to uproot one's self-deception, and some uncover our hopes and fears. A deeper understanding of motivation is more relevant than ever in this time of rampant materialism.  

Please join us for what promises to be a lively talk and discussion.   This program is made possible through your donations and registration fees.   

Zoom link will be sent with registration information.


9:00    Silent meditation (as a group on Zoom)

9:30    Short break

9:40    Acharya Richard John’s talk 

10:30  Conversation, Q&A

11:30  Closing remarks

Acharya Richard John

A long-time friend of the Madison Shambhala Center, Richard was an early student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, appointed acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and for many years has taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in the US, Canada, and internationally. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey, and now teaches full time. Acharya John and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Canada.

Suggested program cost is $35, with a suggested patron price of $50, students $15, or pay what you can.  Please include an additional heart gift for Acharya John, whose livlihood depends on these donations.  Note in the comments what part of your payment is for your registration, and what part is a heart gift for Acharya John.