Deepening Compassion: The Path of the Bodhisattva Warrior


Deepening Compassion: The Path of the Bodhisattva Warrior

(With English captions / Con subtítulos en español)

The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing affection for ourselves and expands this to others, dissolving the barriers that divide us. In 2019, to support this practice, several Shambhala Acharyas and other senior teachers led the community in a year-long series of talks, accompanied by contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage.

This new version of the course, which includes an overview of the main Mahayana Path teachings allows you to purchase the complete set of teachings presented, all re-formatted into one course and offered at a discount price. There is a total of 21 amazing talks by acharyas and senior teachers, as well as suggested reading and contemplation questions to help you deepen your understanding of the material.

1) Maitri and the Four Immeasurables

2) Relative Bodhicitta and the Paramitas

3) Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta

4) Lojong and Compassionate Engagement

Click here to register for the complete course, including all four parts.

  • Individuals: $249
  • Patrons: $299
  • Centers: $499
  • Groups: $399
    …and there is a pay-what-you-can option!


You can also choose to register for one or several of the four individual courses, below.

The cost for each individual course is as follow:

  • Individuals: $89
  • Patrons: $108
  • Centers: $299
  • Groups: $249

Deepening Compassion: Maitri & the Four Immeasurables is the first course of the four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. This course includes an in-depth exploration of The Four Limitless Ones, as well as an audio talk by Ani Pema Chödron giving tonglen instruction.

  • Shamatha and Maitri: Establishing the Foundations for our Mahayana Journey with Acharya Susan Chapman
  • The Practice of Tonglen with Ani Pema Chödron
  • Equanimity with Eve Rosenthal
  • Loving Kindness with Acharya Fleet Maull
  • Compassion with Acharya Dale Asrael
  • Sympathetic Joy with Acharya Dan Hessey

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Deepening Compassion: Relative Bodhicitta & the Paramitas, the second course of the four-part series, includes an exploration of Relative Bodhicitta and how we put our aspiration into action with the practice of the Paramitas.

  • Generosity with Marty Janowitz
  • Discipline with Emily Bower
  • Patience with Acharya Suzann Duquette
  • Exertion with Acharya Moh Hardin
  • Dhyana: Meditation, with John Rockwell

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Deepening Compassion: Emptiness & Absolute Bodhicitta
This course is the third of a four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. The power of the Mahayana comes from its clarity regarding the true nature of reality.

  • Going Beyond Concept: Prajna and Absolute Bodhicitta with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
  • The Heart Sutra: Twenty-five Lines On How to Practice Prajña Paramita with David Schneider
  • Wisdom and the Great Mother: Mahayana Feminine Principle with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
  • Glimpses of Sunyana with Melissa Moore
  • Prajna & Compassion: From Empathy to Compassion with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

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Deepening Compassion: Lojong & Compassionate Engagement

This last section of the 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.

  • Introduction to Lojong and the Four Reminders with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson
  • Absolute Slogans with John Rockwell
  • Relative Slogans Part I with Holly Gayley
  • Relative Slogans Part II with Acharya Fleet Maull
  • Bringing It Into All Areas of Life with Susan Skjei

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