Economics As if People Mattered: Retreat with Tashi Colman

Learning from Buddhism and Shambhala

Our present economic system, fuelled by the illusion of limitless growth and our endless quest for material comfort, is destroying the earth. In the words of Ban Ki-moon, former U.N. Secretary-General: “The old model is broken. We need to create a new one.”
The good news is that we have all the knowledge, expertise, and capacity to create a sane, sustainable and equitable economy. How do we do that, what will it take, and how can the Buddhist teachings help? In particular, we will look at the framework of the “Four Dignities” from the Shambhala goal of “creating an enlightened society.” Discussions and a possible role-play exercise will be interspersed with short periods of sitting meditation.

About the Teacher—
Tashi Colman is a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. He was Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s secretary from 2013 to 2023… For more than 20 years, he also worked on holistic progress measures in Nova Scotia and Bhutan and is the author of What Really Counts: The Case for a Sustainable and Equitable Economy (Columbia University Press, 2021).

The teachings are open to all and no prior experience of meditation is necessary.

Please note- “attendance in all sessions is mandatory.”
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Jul 05 - 07 2024


Deer Park Institute, Bir
Deer Park Institute