Deepening Compassion: Lojong and Compassionate Engagement

January 4th—February 8th (2022)

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  • $75 Regular Price
  • $100 Patron Price
  • $225/$300 Compassion Combined 25% Discount
Room: Online
Deepening Compassion: The Path of the Bodhisattva Warrior is a series of four courses offered through Shambhala Online.
Join us for Lojong and Compassionate Engagement, the fourth course in the series.

The spiritual path does not lead to non-activity and withdrawing from the world. In the Shambhala tradition, the master warrior is profoundly engaged. 

He or she can rest in space, but doesn’t hold on to that experience… 

Rather, the increased relaxation and openness allow the warrior to manifest and respond in a way that is skillful and wise, because completely in touch with what is going on. 

This course explores the teachings on Lojong, Atisha's famous mind-training slogans, that invite us to utilize the difficulties and problems we encounter to deepen our path. Rather than seeing the unwanted aspects of life as obstacles, they can be viewed as the raw material necessary for awakening genuine uncontrived compassion, for ourselves and others.

Teachings will include:

  • Awakening the Heart of Compassion: An Introduction to Lojong and the Four Reminders with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson
  • Empty Heart: Absolute Bodhicitta Slogans with John Rockwell
  • Generating Compassion, Touching the Suffering of the World (Relative Slogans Part I) with Holly Gayley
  • Cultivating the Resilient Heart of the Warrior with Acharya Fleet Maull
  • Bodhicitta in Everyday Life with Susan Skjei
  • The Vow of the Bodhisattva Warrior: the Radical Wisdom of an Open Heart (Summary of the Year) with Susan Chapman 

We will watch each talk (pre-recorded), discuss, practice and study together as a community via Zoom. The course will be facilitated by Dhi Good and Denise Wuensch, senior teachers at the Denver Center. You will also have access to a course webpage with the videorecordings, reading list and contemplations.

There are no prerequisites. Everyone is welcome!
If you already registered for the DEEPENING COMPASSION SERIES (4 courses), you do not need to sign up for Course 4 - we will register you for the course manually.
You may REGISTER FOR COURSE 4 ONLY ... or consider this SPECIAL OFFER: We are still offering a 25% discount on the combined program prices for those who wish to commit to taking the entire Compassion series. The total cost is $225 Regular Price / $300 Patron. If you now wish to sign up for this combined price, please register here for Course 4. Your payments for any of the Courses 1-3 will be credited toward the series total. Use the pricing option "$225/$300 Compassion Combined 25% Discount" and enter the amount of $225. Or if you wish to offer the Patron combined price, please enter $300.  Enter the registration comment "change to full series." Do not proceed to Paypal; instead, please contact the SMCD Treasurer regarding your balance due, payment options or to set up a payment plan.

SMCD Generosity Policy: We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for you, and contact us to discuss a partial scholarship or payment plan.

To arrange for this, please contact us in advance of this Program at [email protected].

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “Patron Price.” Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.