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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 offered to lead the community in a year long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage.
Through Shambhala Online, these talks will occur every second Sunday, beginning on February 10th and concluding in January 2020. Throughout the year, the main practice is tonglen, which will be taught by Ani Pema Chodron with both a guided meditation and an audio talk that will be posted on the home page for the course. Additionally, live online talks by acharyas will introduce and support other practices of the Mahayana.
The year’s teachings are divided into four seasonal themes. Every three months a new course will begin but the program will be continuous. Within each season, acharyas will be offering talks that relate to that topic with their own personal approach. There will be one online discussion forum for each season.
The themes for the four seasons echo the virtues of the Four Dignities of the Shambhala Path:
February 10 - April 21: Tiger, friendly to self and merciful to others: The Four Immeasurables
May 5 - July 14: Lion, joy of discipline: The Six Paramitas
July 28 - October 6: Garuda, space beyond hope and fear: Heart Sutra and Sunyata
October 20 - January 19: Dragon, compassionate engagement: Lojong, mind training
The Four Limitless Ones, is the first course of the four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. This course includes Tonglen instruction and an audio talk by Acharya Pema Chodron and an introduction to The Four Limitless Ones. It also includes:
- Five live classes with an Acharya with an opportunity for Q&A.
- The classes will be recorded, and each will be led by a different Acharya.
- A live discussion led by the Acharya. Live discussions are not recorded.
- Readings and book suggestions to deepen our understanding of these teachings
- Contemplations to help us integrate these fundamental teachings into our daily lives
- A discussion forum.
February 10 - Introducing Tonglen and the Four Immeasurables
February 24 - Equanimity
March 10 - Loving Kindness
March 24 - Compassion
April 7 - Discussions
April 21 - Sympathetic Joy and Course Conclusion
Meeting times: 10am PST / 11am MST /12pm CST / 1pm EST / 2pm AST / 7pm CET
Regular Amount: $300 Centers, $200 Groups. Register below.
Package Discount: $999 Centers, $699 Groups. Register here for the entire four-part series.
A discount is available for Centers & Groups with an unfavorable exchange rate to the US dollar, or who otherwise need a discount. (Log in and click on the "Request a discount" below before registering.)
Please use your Center or Group account to register. (Click here for instructions if you don't already have one.)
Questions? Write to [email protected].