Day 5: Love as a Spiritual Path

Day 5: Love as a Spiritual Path 2017-05-24T07:03:47-06:00

Compassion for Ourselves and Our World

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

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What You’ll Learn:

  • Join in a delightful exploration of relationships and compassion
  • Learn how our personal practice can help to create a more compassionate and just society and when it’s not enough.

About Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, PhD, is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition who has been leading meditation retreats since 1976. He is a member of Naropa University’s core faculty and the author of Natural Bravery: Fear and Fearlessness as a Direct Path of Awakening and Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With. Additionally, his article, “Making Friends with Ourselves,” was selected for inclusion in The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 and his essay “No Color, All Colors” appears in the book, Mindful Politics.

To learn more about Gaylon’s work visit his author page here.

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  1. Linda May 25, 2017 at 6:23 am - Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity to hear the summit. I enjoyed each session and took away ideas that enhance and expand my way to be in the world, as well as go deeper into my own meditation practices.
    Namaste ♥️??

  2. Imola May 23, 2017 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    This was beautiful, thank you so much! I especially liked the comparison of the sun and the clouds to our basic goodness and the fear, doubt, resentment and jealousy covering it. It gives real hope that with mindfulness we can remove those clouds!

  3. Sylvia Malkah Calderón May 23, 2017 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Acharya Ferguson, you keep surprising me of how your capacity for Being open and natural keeps growing.
    Many blessings for this Teaching.

  4. Helen Johnson May 23, 2017 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Wonderful, so grateful for these teachings, I missed the first two days but have learnt so much in the last few days. Wonderful summit, to think that this could be accessed by so many on this planet, spread the word, spread the love. Feel grounded, safe and reestablished my commitment to love and lessen my fear. Thank you so much Xxx

  5. Char May 23, 2017 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Ahh–this was precisely what I wanted and needed from this summit! Thank you Acharya Gaylon Ferguson! I appreciate going forth with an emphasis on our basic goodness and how our relationships naturally play out to form our society. We all share responsibility and power in shaping our society. May all beings be happy… may all beings be free of suffering… may we create a loving world together… Namaste

  6. Emily May 23, 2017 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this series and especially the last guided practice of giving and taking.

  7. Soita May 23, 2017 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Thank you Sir. Strong wisdom! A great way to end this amazing summit. <3

  8. Miriam May 23, 2017 at 6:28 am - Reply

    What a wonderful conclusion. Let love grow!

  9. Rivka May 23, 2017 at 4:35 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for helping me expending my “toolbox” to enrich my life.

  10. jude May 22, 2017 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    My heart overflows with gratitude … and so it is …

  11. MARTIN MOFFIT May 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Very nice programs

  12. Sharon May 22, 2017 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    This summit provided me with a rich source of information. Thank you for sharing this wisdom. May I strive to take this forward for myself and for those close to me.

  13. David Lee May 22, 2017 at 2:01 pm - Reply


  14. Jérôme Marien May 22, 2017 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Thank you Acharya Gaylon Ferguson for your teachings coming from the deep of your heart and your wonderful wisdom. I have a question : what could be for you the relationship between prosperity (example : financial ressources), basic goodness and enlightened society in order to to accomplish such a wonderful dream : Enlightened Society ? If it is allowed to me to have your response, I would be more than happy and honored. Thank you…

  15. Maggie May 22, 2017 at 6:35 am - Reply

    A wonderful Summit thank you for the opportunity. Brilliance.

  16. Alanna May 22, 2017 at 1:53 am - Reply

    Wise…Wonderful…and oh so Peaceful to practice loving kindness with you…Thank you.

  17. Marilyn May 22, 2017 at 12:19 am - Reply

    A heartfelt thank you for bringing together so much love wisdom and compassion and mindful skill in helping us connect more deeply with ourselves as a basis for being able to connect and communicated more deeply with others and the world.

  18. Patricia May 21, 2017 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Thank you for share your experiences and teachings

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