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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. Further good news is that these prerequisite Shambhala Training Levels will all be offered this summer at SMCD!  Dates for Shambhala Training Levels at SMCD this summer will be:

Shambhala Training Level 1:  July 17-19th
Shambhala Training Level II:  July 31st – August 2nd
Shambhala Training Level III:  August 19th-20th
Shambhala Training Level IV:  August 20th-21st
Shambhala Training Level V: August 22nd – 23rd

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.

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.

Please check back on this website for more details, dates and registration links for this upcoming series.  We hope you will join us for this exciting series!


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