Strategy and Virtue

7 April 2017 - 8 April 2017
Eva Wong
Dr. Peter van der Molen



For some, “strategy” is saying that the end justifies the means – which is a selfish approach. In this program we will explore the opposite. The Chinese strategist Sunzi wrote a text that has become a classic on strategy - which is rooted in virtue. His first and foremost question is how to benefit everybody, or as it is called “All Under Heaven”.  

This one day program explores both his profound wisdom, and the skills needed to start putting it to use in our lives. We will look into the importance of virtue as ground for our motivation and actions. Next are some easy to follow steps, on how to strategically engage in our activities. The basis of this is being aware, which will be explored very practically. Finally we will discuss various aspects of leadership, that will help us to conduct our activities in a virtuous and decent manner.


This program is taught in English.

Arrival day (Friday April 7: Orientation talk at 8 pm. You're invited to come from 4 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6.45 pm.

Program day (Saturday April 8): starting 8 am and ending 6 pm.


Dr. Eva Wong
is the author and translator of many books on the Daoist arts of health, meditation, and qigong. She is the 19th-generation lineage carrier of Xiantianwujimen Daoism and 3rd-generation student of Wang Xiangzhai, founder of the Yiquan martial arts and Zhangshuan (standing qigong). She is a practitioner of the Pre-Celestial Way and the Complete Reality Lineages.

Dr. Peter C. van der Molen
is a senior advisor on nature policies for the twelve Dutch Provincial governments and the Dutch Government, as well as a senior landscape ecologist. During his 35 years as a student in Shambhala, he has been a leader in protection throughout Europe. He studies classical Fengshui and is a member of the Sakyong’s Panel for Shambhala Environments – devoted to creating sacred space in both city and land retreat Shambhala centers.





Price of your stay

Standard140 euro
Discounted105 euro

Standard price: global tarif including the program fee, full board comprising standard accommodation (dormitory) and organic meals. Room tax non included: (0,20 € per night and per person).

Discounted price: 25% reduction on the standard price for people with monthly net income below 1200 €. Room tax non included: (0,20 € per night and per person).

Other services

  • You may select a single or double room during online registration (if available, we’ll confirm by mail after registration).
  • Shuttle transport or taxi (all year round) and child care options (July/August) are available.
  • The insurance covering you during your stay (third party liability) is included in the yearly required membership fee for the Association Shambhala Europe (15 €).

We would like finances not to be a barrier to your participation. If needed, Dechen Chöling can propose several financial assistance options (monthly payment, scholarship…).
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