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Way of Shambhala – Sacred Path Series Coming Up at SMCD!

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on White Horse
During a series of visionary experiences that took place between 1976 and 1980, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote down what became known as the Shambhala terma, a series of texts. The Sacred Path of the Warrior sequential training program is based on these texts and on the extensive commentaries Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche gave on these teachings and on how to practice them in modern times. The Sacred Path series, which consists of six weekend programs, will be offered at SMCD beginning in September 2015 and extending through spring 2016.  This is a rare opportunity to study these very special teachings in Denver!

The Sacred Path program is open to students who have completed the Heart of Warriorship: Shambhala Training Levels I – V as well as the corresponding “Everyday Life” classes through Wisdom in Everyday Life.

Heart of  Warriorship

Shambhala Training Levels I-V provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity within the complexity of daily life. The workshops are recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual path.  Each of the “Everyday Life” series of programs consists of 5 weekly classes that deepen and enrich one’s understanding of the Shambhala Training levels, as well as integrate classical Buddhist teachings.

The Sacred Path

The Sacred Path program introduces further practices of warriorship based on a societal vision and aspiration to help the world. This level of training cultivates one’s dignity and natural gifts that are able to widen one’s sphere of compassionate and practical influence.  Following are the upcoming Sacred Path programs and dates:

Great Eastern Sun, with Shastri Holly Gayley, September 18th – 20th
Windhorse, with Valerie Lorig, November 13th – 15th
Drala, with Stephen Vosper, January 15th – 17th
Meek and Perky, with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Feb. 26th –  28th
Outrageous and Inscrutable, TBD
Golden Key, TBD

For information about these programs, and about how the Way of Shambhala fits in the overall Shambhala path, please see The Shambhala Path on Shambhala’s central website.


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