Encompassing Opposites and the Gift of Relaxation

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

July 27th

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  • $40.00 Program Price
  • $60.00 Patron price
Room: Library or other space

In today's polarized climate we may hold radically different viewpoints than the people around us, or even within ourselves.  What happens when we are able to fully honor multiple perspectives and emotions as they arise in ourselves and others? As we train in relaxing with conflicting viewpoints, we unlock a treasury of qualities that include developing insight into the workings of our minds, and skillfulness and compassion in working with ourselves and others. 

The Teacher for this program is Shastri Alexander deVaron who began meditating in 1980, and studying in Shambhala in 1982. He met Chögyam Trungpa in 1985, and was empowered as both a teacher and meditation instructor in 1986. From 1991 to 1996 he lived at Karmê Chöling retreat center, serving in the practice and study department. In 2010, Sakyong Mipham appointed him the Shastri (senior teacher) of the Philadelphia Shambhala Center. In addition to teaching in Shambhala, he has taught stress management programs for the Penn Program for Mindfulness.   He currently teaches music at Temple University and leads a monthly mindfulness group for Temple employees.