Please note: This "open enrollment" course may be completed on your own schedule. The discussion area is less active but still open, and there is no facilitator. The price is reduced from $149 to $99. We recommend that you keep a journal about the class and meet with your Meditation Instructor to discuss the dialogue topics. Questions? Contact [email protected].
A 6-week Course
In this recorded course taught by Acharya John Rockwell, participants explore the ordinary magic of reality and learn about the progressive stages of discovering non-dual perception of the elements, and thus, the nature of mind. Students will be taking sense perceptions and the elements as their teachers. The course is experientially oriented to see, hear, touch, taste and smell reality afresh. We awaken to the innate capacity we all possess to explore and directly experience the essence of reality, the essence of basic goodness.
Prerequisite for this Course
Open to all. (Strongly recommended preparation: The Basic Goodness of Being Human, The Basic Goodness of Society, and at least Shambhala Training Level I).
About the Teacher
Ashe Acharya John Rockwell has been a student of Buddhism and the Shambhala teachings for 30 years. He was professor of Buddhist Studies at the Naropa Institute for 12 years, co-director of Karmê Chöling Meditation Center for 4 years, and Director of Shambhala International for 5 years. He is a member of the Nalanda Translation Committee, which translates Buddhist texts and liturgies into English. In 1996, he was appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to be an acharya (senior teacher) for the Shambhala community, and in 2001, he became the Ashe Acharya, in charge of the International Office of Practice and Education. After living at Karmê Chöling as the Resident Acharya, he now lives in Nova Scotia.
About Our Courses
The Way of Shambhala courses are designed for those who don’t live near a Shambhala Center, or who need a particular course in order to continue on the path. Each course in the series features a senior Shambhala teacher. Over 6 to 8 weeks, course participants view recorded teachings, then contemplate and engage in exercises aimed at deepening their understanding.
When Does the Class Meet?
The course is asynchronous. You may view the recorded talks at your convenience. The recommended schedule is to view one talk each week and complete the associated readings and exercises in the module. There are 6 talks.
How Much Time Does it Take?
Most participants spend 1 to 2 hours per week on the course. The talks average 45 minutes in length. Allow yourself time to do the readings, meditation practices and other assignments. It’s a good idea to schedule the time on your calendar as you would for a face-to-face class.
Regular Amount. The regular course rate is $108.
Patron. The Patron rate of $149 supports our efforts to connect teachers and learners through online programs. In particular, it helps us offer the generosity policy to those in need.
Generosity Policy. We want to make the teachings available to all and will work with you to ensure your participation. Click on the Request a Discount link below, to receive a discount code to use at checkout. For a further discount or scholarship, write to [email protected].
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