Beyond Enemies: Sacred Outlook & Social Transformation

with Acharya Fleet Maull

March 23rd—March 25th (2018)

Date details +
  • $170 Standard price
  • $175 Patron price
Price description +
Room: Main Meditation Hall
This program will be a meditation-based, experiential weekend intensive designed to prepare participants to address our toughest social, cultural, environmental and political challenges from the perspective of the sacredness of our world and the innate basic goodness of all beings. Using skills grounded in Shambhala meditation, emotional intelligence and current neuroscience (especially interpersonal neurobiology), participants will train in increasing their capacity for mindsight*, interoception, presencing, empathy, compassion, deep listening, rapport, genuine dialogue and resonant leadership. We will explore the meaning of unconditional confidence and discover the bravery and fearlessness needed to face our toughest challenges with open heartedness, compassion, skillful means and wisdom.

*Mindsight is a term coined by neurobiologist Dr. Dan Siegel to describe our human capacity to perceive the mind of the self and others, understand our inner lives with more clarity, integrate the brain, effectively manage our emotions and enhance our relationships with others.

Price: $170

Please pre-register online so that we can properly prepare for amounts of food, staff, materials, etc.
Payment is not required at the time of pre-registration.
If price is an obstacle for you, please inquire about our Generosity Policy.

For further information please contact Christine at [email protected].

Teacher Bio: Fleet Maull has been a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche since 1977 and is now a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He is currently completing his dissertation for a Ph.D in social psychology.

Fleet founded Prison Dharma Network in 1989, National Prison Hospice Association in 1991, Peacemaker Institute in 2001, and the Center for Contemplative End of Life Care Programs at Naropa University in 2003. He served on the Naropa University faculty from 1999 to 2009, teaching courses in psychology, meditation, and socially engaged buddhism.

Fleet is also a Dharma successor of Zen master and social entrepreneur, Roshi Bernie Glassman. As a Zen peacemaker, he serves as a spirit holder of the annual Bearing Witness Retreat at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland and leads street retreats and other bearing witness retreats.

Acharya Maull's teaching and peacemaking activities range from retreat and Dharma centers to the streets of major cities, to former death camps in Poland, to Rwanda and Israel-Palestine, to corporate board rooms and to the forgotten world inside our jails and prisons. Fleet is the author of Dharma in Hell, the Prison Writings of Fleet Maull and numerous articles and book chapters in the fields of corrections, end of life care and socially engaged buddhism.

For further information on Acharya Maull, please see: