A Year of Deepening in Compassion

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

For more information and to register for the entire four-part series at a “package discount“, see this link.

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YOU CAN STILL REGISTER FOR  PARTS I, II , III or IV OF THE COURSE!

For more information and to register, click on the course title below.
NOTE: Package discounts for all four courses are also still available.

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019

A Year of Deepening in Compassion: a four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. Package discount available.

 

 

The Merciful Tiger: The Four Limitless Ones 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 Acharya Pema Chodron 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 Acharya Eve Rosenthal
  • Loving Kindness with Acharya Fleet Maull
  • Compassion with Acharya Dale Asrael
  • Sympathetic Joy and Course Conclusion with Acharya Dan Hessey

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Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019

The second of a four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. Package discount available.

 

 

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

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Date: Sunday, July 28, 2019

The third of a four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. Package discount available.

 

 

The Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and 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 Acharya David Schneider
  • Wisdom and the Great Mother: Mahayana Feminine Principle with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
  • Glimpses of Sunyana with Acharya Melissa Moore
  • Prajna & Compassion: From Empathy to Compassion with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

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Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019

The fourthi of a four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. Package discount available.

 

 

The Skillful Dragon: Lojong and 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 Acharya John Rockwell
  • Relative Slogans Part I with Acharya Holly Gayley
  • Relative Slogans Part II with Acharya Fleet Maull
  • Bringing It Into All Areas of Life with Acharya Susan Skjei
  • Discussion Groups led by the Acharyas