Communicating Unconditional Healthiness

with Flip Kolthoff, Dr. Peter Nowak, Katja Hafemeister, Sarah Kimball

January 10th—January 12th (2020)

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  • £70.00 Full Price
Room: Main meditation hall

With Flip Kolthoff, Peter Nowak, Katja Hafemeister, Sarah Kimball


This European Shambhala Health Weekend follows up on the Shambhala health conference in Chicago, USA in 2017 and the 1st European Shambhala Health Weekend in Vienna in 2019.  It builds on a long tradition of teachings on health by Chögyam Trungpa and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

The weekend is open to members of Shambhala who are:

  • working in physical or mental healthcare (conventional, complementary or alternative) or in improving wellbeing
  • currently patients or dealing with health issues
  • involved professionally or personally in healthcare or wellbeing.

During the weekend we will explore our experiences, insights and questions about open genuine communication as caregivers in Shambhala. It aims to provide space for discovery and exchange about:

  1. How our personal spiritual practice affects our communication skills.
  2. How unconditional healthiness informs open authentic communication with patients/clients.
  3. How we communicate unconditional healthiness.
  4. How we can create a culture and community of open authentic communication.


Public discussion

On Sunday Morning from 11.45am to 1.30pm the space will be opened to all Sangha members and members of the wider public who are interested in the question of how to create a culture and community of healing communication and get a taste of what that might be like.

How do we explore these issues?

The weekend will include short talks, individual meditation and contemplation, exchange in dyads, smaller group contemplative work and plenary sessions


Further information / practical issues

Food: Lunch will be provided on Saturday for those who wish to eat together in the Centre.

Meeting language: English (no translation will be provided)

For more information please email: [email protected]

We can accept a maximum of 35 participants. Acceptance is on a first come, first served basis.

Please register using the button above.

We can offer accommodation to a limited number of participants and can also give information about low cost accommodation close to the Centre.


“Conversation is a practice of nowness. It is engaging in the power of being on the spot, like a tiger. We are being completely available in the moment with all our faculties engaged.” Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche



Cost of the weekend is £70.  Concessions are available for people on low income or who have high travel costs

Attendance for the public event only on Sunday morning is £10

Public time: Anyone is welcome to join from 11.45am to 1.30pm on Sunday morning (cost £10)