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Unconditional Happiness with Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

Orgyen Chowang RinpocheThursday, September 3 // 7:00 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder 
Tickets: $15 Advanced Registration // $20 at the door

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will share techniques we can use to help untie the knots of thoughts, emotions, distraction, stress, and anxiety that create discomfort in our minds and conflict in our lives. Beginners welcome. No previous experience with meditation is necessary.

Weekend retreat presented by Shambhala Mountain Center
September 4-6
“Finding Happiness Within: Reconnecting with Your Natural State of Mind through Meditation”
Additional information can be found at Shambhalamountain.org 

Learn more about both events.

Cutting-Edge Trends in Contemplative Studies Round Table Discussion
Moderated by Judith Simmer-Brown

Friday, September 18 // 7 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Ave.
Free with Advance Registration // $5 at the Door

Sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education 

The field of Contemplative Education and Studies has burgeoned over the last decade, infusing lower and higher education across the US and abroad.  Educators and institutions of learning are showing increasing interest in and a commitment to developing practices and pedagogies that support the growth of the whole person, and to integrating mindfulness, compassion, and other contemplative practices into the heart of the educational experience. Join seven contemplative leaders and educators from nationally recognized institutions for an evocative and engaging conversation on issues, challenges, and the future of this movement. 

The panel is comprised of CACE Advisory Board members Tom Coburn (Brown University), Carolyn Jacobs (Mind & Life Institute), Tish Jennings (University of Virginia), Al Kaszniak (University of Arizona), Pam Seigle (Center for Courage and Renewal), and David Rome (Focusing, formerly with the Garrison Institute). Moderated by Judith Simmer-Brown.

Retreat, Reflect, and Renew: How Do We Practice Authentic Leadership in Times of Chaos and Transition?

Retreat, Reflect, and Renew...in ItalyOctober 11 – 14
Subiaco, Italy
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This retreat will provide reflection and connection with a growing community of practitioners of Authentic Leadership in Action in Europe.  Our conversations will be anchored in issues emerging in Europe such as the ramifications of the Greek economic crisis, conflicts in the Middle East, migration from countries at war, and how these issues impact us and our work. We will explore practices and methods that can help us respond with deep authenticity, compassion, and resilience.

Each day we will offer mindfulness and embodiment practice, opportunities to engage in large and small group conversations, walks in nature, and individual and collective expression through music and sound, all within the beautiful expanses of a Benedictine monastary in Italy! Learn more.

Mindful Leadership Summit

Mindful Leadership SummitNovember 6 – 8
Washington, D.C. area
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Join us at the second annual Mindful Leadership Summit, the largest mindful leadership event in the country. The 2014 Summit sold out with over 500 attendees, bringing together leaders from 38 states. This year's event will feature 25+ speakers, with attendance by about 750 leaders. Naropa is a lead sponsor this year, and the featured speakers will include Naropa's Jerry Colonna (Chair, Board of Trustees) and Susan Skjei (Director, Authentic Leadership Center).

The format includes keynote sessions, short talks, roundtables and workshops, as well as opportunities for organic group discussions, networking, and contemplative practice. The Summit helps leaders learn practical tools, share success stories, and make one-on-one connections, all in service of helping participants become more mindful leaders. Learn more.