Open House: Mindfulness Can Be Fun and Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Monday 15 April 2019 (19:00 -21:00)
Adelaide Shambhala Meditation Group
40A Pennington Terrace, Friends Meeting House
5006 North Adelaide SA

Friend's Meeting House, North Adelaide
Teacher : Acharya Emily Bower
Contact person : David Edwards
Tonight's Open House will be facilitated by visiting senior teacher Acharya Emily Bower

The topic for this evening is: Mindfulness Can Be Fun and Don’t Believe Everything You Think.

Suggested donation is $10 to assist with the costs of offering this program including room hire, catering etc 

If you are planning to visit Open House for the first time you are invited to arrive 15 minutes early at around 6.45pm to spend time with our meditation guide who will introduce you to meditation practice and Shambhala before the program commences at 7.00pm. 

Join us remotely using Zoom 

We are exploring the use of Zoom software (like Skype) to allow people to join us remotely. Using Zoom is pretty straight forward, you simply click on this link  at around 6:45 pm Adelaide time and Zoom will ask you to install some software which will be your interface with the rest of us meeting at the Quakers Meeting Room. 

The program for this evening is: 

  • Brief welcome followed by sitting meditation (7:00pm)

  • Talk and discussion with Acharya Emily Bower

  • Pack-up (8:30pm)

  • Catch-up time including light refreshments and close around 9:00pm

Background to our teacher for this evening:  

Acharya Emily Bower has been practicing in the Shambhala International Buddhist community in the U.S. since 1987. She became an acharya, or senior teacher, in 2004, at the invitation of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the spiritual leader of Shambhala International.

Emily is a professional book editor since 1987, specializing in Buddhism, Eastern Philosophy, and Yoga. She began studying with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche when he came to teach in Berkeley in 1991, and served as his editor for various projects, including his first book, Turning the Mind into an Ally. She is currently working on books for Shambhala Publications, as well as translations of the sutras the international non-profit translation project, She is on the staff of Dharma Spring, a start-up online Buddhist bookstore (look for Dharma Spring on Facebook.).

Emily also travels to teach meditation workshops and lead retreats. Emily has studied kyudo with Kanjuro Shibata Sensei and is a lifelong member of the Dorje Kasung. Her home is in Los Angeles, California, where she lives with her husband, Sanskrit and Tibetan translator Peter Alan Roberts.