Directors Talks

Price per person: $149
Patron Price: $199
Price for Centers: $399
Price for Groups: $299

This course opens on May 27, 2022

2 live events TBA, more information coming soon. . .

Retracing our Steps and Contemplating the Shambhala Path Through Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Voice

With recordings from: Agness Au, Sarah Coleman,  Lodro Dorje,  Acharya Moh Hardin,  Alice Haspray, Marty Janowitz, Derek Kolleeny, Adam Lobel,  Noel McLellan, John Rockwell, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, and Eric Spiegel 

In 1978, the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche (VCTR) gave a small number of senior students bare-bones instructions on how to present Shambhala Training -- a new series of introductory meditation programs based on the terma teachings he had only recently received. Over time, it became evident that existing and prospective directors would require more rigorous education in order to, first, walk the path themselves and then, present it to others genuinely. This seminal set of 17 talks by VCTR, recorded in 1978, known as the Shambhala Directors Training program, became the core of the Shambhala Training Graduate Programs, as well as the primer for program Directors at all levels.  These audio recordings provide a priceless, intimate insight into the complete joining of our human reality with sacred warrior training and the Shambhala Terma.


This course will review VCTR’s original presentation of the Shambhala path and provide a context in which to contemplate our own path as Shambhala Warriors in this world now.

Who Can Attend

Students who have attended either Warrior’s Assembly or Kalapa Assembly are welcome to join the course.

Who Can Benefit

Providing the Kalapa, Warrior (or higher) Assembly prerequisites are met, this course can benefit:

  • Newer students who look to gain clearer confidence in how to work with VCTR’s root teachings and unique transmissional style.
  • Senior practitioners longing to comb their hair and soak in joining ground, path and fruition.
  • Anyone who has directed, assistant directed, coordinated, or staffed a Shambhala Training program, or desires to do so.
  • Anyone who will be representing the Shambhala teachings in any capacity now and in the future.

Participants will have access to the audio recordings of the VCTR's talks.

In order to facilitate an understanding of VCTR’s presentations, members of the course faculty have offered commentary on the main highlights of the material using portions of VCTR’s audio talks.

Cost Information:

If you took this course previously through Dorje Denma Ling, you can use this coupon code to take the course for $35 USD: Coupon code: XCfwhW

For Scholarship Pricing, please reach out to: [email protected] to make an arrangement.

Other questions?

If you need technical help, please contact Pawel Molenda at [email protected].  

If you have other questions, please email [email protected]


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