Vajrakilaya Practice: Overcoming Obstacles with Wrathful Compassion

Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
Friday, December 31, 2021
Teacher : Eve Rosenthal
Price per person: $49
Patron Price: $99
Price for Centers: $199
Price for Groups: $149


At the end of the year and in times of difficulty, Vajrakilaya practice connects us with wrathful compassion in order to overcome obstacles and döns. Join us for recorded talks and guided Vajrakilaya practice led by Eve Rosenthal.

The wrathful heruka Vajrakilaya is the yidam deity who embodies the enlightened activity of all the buddhas and whose practice is famous for being the most powerful for removing obstacles, destroying the forces hostile to compassion and purifying the spiritual pollution so prevalent in this age. Vajrakilaya is the wrathful form of the Buddha Vajrasattva. His distinctive iconographic trait is that he holds the dagger called a phurba.

Topics will include:

  • Setting the motivation for practice
  • The lineage and origin story of Vajrakilaya
  • Compassion and wrathful practice
  • The four kilas
  • The relationship between Vajrakilaya and Ashe
  • How this practice works with obstacles
  • Guided practice of Vajrakilaya – the short practice by Mipham Rinpoche (1846–1912) that is done along with the Mamo chants. No lung is required. The text will be available within the course.

NOTE: There will be a live session with Eve Rosenthal on Saturday, February 20 at 3:00 pm (Atlantic).

Prerequisite: Shambhala Vajrayana student


About the Teacher


Eve Rosenthal has been a senior teacher in Shambhala for many years, leading programs for the public as well as advanced practitioners. Her inspiration for offering this course is her strong connection to the Vajrakilaya lineage and practice. Founder of Shambhala Online, Eve has worked in the technology sector on Wall Street and as a university professor. She will be joining us from her home in Halifax, Nova Scotia.



About Our Courses

The Shambhala Online Advanced Studies courses are designed to support Vajrayana practitioners as they develop their practice and deepen their understanding between major programs. 

How Much Time Does it Take?

This course features video recordings and guided practice sessions. The course is self-paced; you can view the recordings at any time, as often as you like. 

Registration Options

Individual:  $49.  Patron: $99. The Patron rate supports our efforts to extend generosity support to those in need.

Centers: $199. Groups: $149. (Please use your Center or Group account to register.)

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 before you register, to receive a discount code to use at checkout. For a further discount, write to [email protected].

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