Shambhala Ritual Academy: Umdze Track

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Monday, December 31, 2018
Teachers : Acharya Suzann Duquette & Timothy Quigley & Walker Blaine
Price per person: $35
Patron Price: $50


Shambhala Ritual Academy: Umdze Track

This course presents the umdze section of the first-year Shambhala Ritual Academy with talks and presentations from the Sakyong and members of the Shambhala Ritual Academy faculty.

Core Faculty for the Ritual Academy Courses

Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette

Chöpön Corps Director Andrea Doukas

Umdze Corps Director Timothy Quigley

Master of Liturgies Walker Blaine

Torma Director of the Chöpön Corps Kristine McCutcheon

Course Outline

This course includes recorded talks, contemplations, exercises and at least one live gathering with one of the teachers. The course outline is as follows:

Ritual and Form in Shambhala

  • Talk, Ritual and Form in Shambhala with Rupa Acharya Suzanne Duquette
  • Contemplation
  • Vocal Warmups with Umdze Corps Director Timothy Quigley

The View

  • Being an Umdze: Tiger Lion Garuda Dragon with Walker Blaine
  • Contemplation
  • Leading a Chant with Heart: Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette

Ritual as Joy

  • Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: Our Role as Ritual Holders in Creating Shambhala Culture
  • Study and Contemplation

Umdze Practicum, Best qualities and common errors, closing comments

  • Umdze Talk with Timothy Quigley, Director of the Umdze Corp
  • Study and Contemplation
  • Umdze Practicum: Chanting and Song in Other Traditions: Musical Samples
  • Ritual Academy Faculty Panel: Closing Comments

Closing Remarks

  • Concluding Remarks by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche; Final Panel Discussion and Question and Answer Session

When Does the Class Meet?

The course is asynchronous. You may view the recorded talks and complete the course at your convenience.

Please Note: Individual registration is required, even if you will be participating with others from your Center or Group.

Registration Fee: $35. Request a 25% discount before you register. For a deeper discount or scholarship, please write to [email protected].

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