Sacred Path Online: Centres and Groups

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Price for Centers: $2000
Price for Groups: $1500

October, 2022 - May 2023

Shambhala Online is delighted to offer The Sacred Path online over the coming months. Each retreat will be led by an experienced senior teacher who has lived and practiced with these teachings, giving us a rich opportunity to gather as a global community.

ABOUT:

The Sacred Path is a series of teachings for those who’ve completed Shambhala Training Levels I-V. It introduces further practices to develop warriorship and extend the student’s training in meditation. These practices are based on a societal vision and aspiration to help the world. This training cultivates one’s dignity and natural gifts in order to widen one’s sphere of compassionate and practical influence. 

During a series of visionary experiences that took place between 1976 and 1980, Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche wrote down what became known as the Shambhala terma, a series of texts. The Sacred Path of the Warrior is based on these texts and on the extensive commentaries Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche gave on these teachings and on how to practice them in modern times.

 

What to expect: 

– Daily talks by the Senior Teacher
– Guided meditation sessions
– A lot of meditation practice
– Time to gather and discuss the teachings
– Opportunity to meet with a meditation instructor
– Specially produced cinematography for each weekend
– Additional free talks by senior teachers between each intensive
– Additional opportunities to gather virtually as a community between each course

 


DATES / TIMES / SCHEDULE

 

Please save the date for these live retreats.

1- Great Eastern Sun

October, 1 & 2, 2022 
With Dhi Griffin Good and Denise Weunsch

This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists; an introduction to membership in Shambhala—a living context for building a sane society.

2- Windhorse

November 4-6, 2022
With Agness Au

One studies the text that gives the instruction for “raising windhorse,” which opens the heart and refreshes one’s confidence. The practice is a way to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur.

3- Drala 

Jan 20 - 22, 2023
With Daniele Bollini

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression.


4- Meek / Perky

February 18 & March 4, 2023
+ weeknight gatherings 
With Gaylon Ferguson and other teachers

“The four dignities” are introduced as a path and a process, which describe a warrior’s maturing and widening sphere of benevolent engagement in the world. The training in the dignities allows one to maintain awareness and delight at each stage.

Meek is a study of the grounded, humble and gentle beginning stages of a warrior’s journey. Here one trains to overcome arrogance—the primary obstacle to learning.

Perky is the second of the four dignities, this dignity focuses on cultivating sharp, vibrant and uplifted energy through natural discipline. Overcoming the trap of doubt, the warrior of perky is able to accomplish his or her activities with a sense of nobility and ease.


5- The Four Dignities: Outrageous & Inscrutable

March 25 & April 8, 2023
+ weeknight gatherings
With Gaylon Ferguson and other teachers


As the second of the four dignities, this level focuses on cultivating sharp, vibrant and uplifted energy through natural discipline. Overcoming the trap of doubt, the warrior of perky is able to accomplish his or her activities with a sense of nobility and ease.

These fruitional dignities refer to the extraordinary skill of a practiced warrior. No longer afraid of making mistakes, the unconventional and visionary perspective of the outrageous warrior combines with the skill of spontaneous inscrutability to create benefit for others on a large scale.


6- Golden Key 

May 12 - 14, 2023
With Alice Haspray


This program is based on a Shambhala text that works with our relationship to the “material world” and our sense perceptions. It teaches the practice of enriching presence - the ability to instantly sense the inner wealth within oneself, phenomena, and the natural world.

 

The Sacred Path is a progressive series of retreats, meaning each weekend is a requirement for the following weekend. If you have already completed some of these weekends, feel free to repeat the levels you have already attended, or jump in where you left off.

It is expected that when you register for each retreat that you are committing to attend the full retreat. If you have scheduling conflicts, please reach out to Camren at [email protected] as soon as you know. We will work to try to find a solution for you. 

 


REGISTRATION & PRICING

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Centre/Group Pricing and Affiliate Program

Centre – all 5 Retreats – $2000
Centre – single Retreat- $499

Group – all 5 Retreats – $1500
Group – single Retreat – $350

**Centres or groups – we hope that this pricing represents a real value for you and your members. Centres and groups that need a break on this pricing, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Andy at Registrar@shambhalaonline.org to discuss your needs. We will find the pricing structure that works best for you, even if it means thinking outside the box. It is important that you and your members are able to participate fully and without worry in these times.

Affiliate Opportunities for Centres and Groups:

If your Center/Group does not want to register with Shambhala Online, you can still capture revenue by becoming an Affiliate. This option is recommended for small Centers with a limited number of potential participants. Affiliates will receive 20% of the program price paid by each participant who registers via your Center’s registration links.

 

Contact Andy at [email protected] with any additional questions about being an affiliate.

 

 

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