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Date: Sunday, May 29, 2022
Teacher: Michael Rich

Michael will discuss how Sun Camp was developed, and what camp is like now, both from a practical and spiritual perspective.

 

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022
Teacher: Ellen Mains

What does it mean to practice peace in a time of polarization, war, and genocide? Taking an embodied approach, we’ll explore our longing to belong, our human tendency toward tribalism and the challenge & possibility of awakening our primordial heart.

 

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022
Teacher: Alfonso Taboada Vázquez

Alfonso Taboada leads this month’s “Second Sunday” Maitri Bhavana, so we can practice for the wellbeing of others. Maitri Bhavana is a practice that is done for the benefit of the seriously ill, or for major global turmoil and disasters.

 

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022
Teacher: Kynan Brown

The teachings tell us that the world needs us tremendously, but that we have to start with ourselves. In service-oriented careers like medicine, striking that balance can be a particular challenge.

 

Date: Sunday, July 3, 2022
Teacher: Erika Berland

Join Erika Berland as we explore somatic contemplations and practices that illuminate the inseparability of the natural world and our own physicality.

 

Date: Sunday, July 10, 2022
Teacher: Jeffrey Scott

Jeff Scott leads this month’s “Second Sunday” Maitri Bhavana, so we can practice for the wellbeing of others. Maitri Bhavana is a practice that is done for the benefit of the seriously ill, or for major global turmoil and disasters.

 

Date: Sunday, July 17, 2022
Teachers: Sara Demetry & Deborah Luscomb & Angela Pressburger

Shambhala Touching the Earth Collective has begun to facilitate Climate Café’s on a quarterly basis. These online gatherings offer a big space to bring all our disparate emotions, hopes and fears about our home planet's climate dissonance.

 

Date: Sunday, July 24, 2022
Teacher: Craig Mollins

Craig has Tourette Syndrome, and meditation and the Shambhala teachings have been a central part of his journey of healing. In this interview Craig will share some of what he's discovered as a student in the Shambhala tradition.

 

Teachers: The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo & Sangyum Agness Au & Sarah Coleman & Otto Pichlhöfer & Matilda Perks & Martin Janowitz & Lodro Dorje Holm & Loden Nyima & Lauren Sanford & June Crow & Jane Carpenter & Carolyn Gimian

This course consists of a series of talks on the Werma Sadhana and related themes of the Ashe principle, Drala, Lungta, and daily application.

 

Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Teacher: Marilyn Moore

Marilyn Moore leads this month’s “Second Sunday” Maitri Bhavana, so we can practice for the wellbeing of others. Maitri Bhavana is a practice that is done for the benefit of the seriously ill, or for major global turmoil and disasters.

 

Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022
Teacher: Janet Solyntjes

In this Sunday Gathering we will look into the personal ways that laziness arises in our practice and life and reflect on what it means to overcome laziness and appreciate the warrior’s world.

 

Teacher: Walker Blaine

This course offers an in-depth commentary on the chant "The Verses of the Eight Auspicious Nobel Ones", which was written by Jamgon Mipham Gyatso.

 

Teacher: Moh Hardin

A Three-Class Introductory course.

 

Teacher: Arawana Hayashi

This Course Introduces the Buddha's core teaching of The Four Noble Truths

 

Teachers: Pema Chödron & Martin Janowitz & Lodro Dorje Holm & Larry Mermelstein & June Crow & Judith Simmer-Brown & Gaylon Ferguson & Dale Asrael & Ashley Dinges & Arawana Hayashi

Learn or refresh your connection to the practice of meditation as taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, based on archival talks in the summer of 1974 to an audience of new students.

 


A seasonal collection of your gardening skills, inspirations and plant-based dharma in a community online garden.

 

Teacher: Arawana Hayashi

This six-session recorded course explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation.

 

Teacher: Eve Rosenthal

Contentment can be hard to find. With meditation and contemplation practice, we can relax with ourselves as we are and appreciate simple human experience.

 

Teacher: John Rockwell

Emphasizing core Buddhist teachings and the natural world, this course helps reveal the magic and wonder of the world.

 

Teacher: Walker Blaine

This six-talk series focuses on understanding the purpose of the different protector chants, the meaning of protector principle, and how it is applicable to everyday life.

 

Teacher: Gaylon Ferguson

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly.

 

Teachers: Susan Skjei & Cedar Barstow

This program is based on the book, Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics—A Guide and Resource for Professional Relationships, and training program in engaged ethics that teaches four aspects of the ethical use of power.

 

Teacher: John Rockwell

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. When we touch the world directly, we discover ordinary magic.

 

Teacher: Janet Solyntjes

This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life.

 

Teacher: Adam Lobel

A journey of contemplative inquiry focused on the timeless question, "Who am I?"

 

Teacher: Judith Simmer-Brown

This five-week course introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. The reading transmission (lung) is included in the course

 

Teacher: John Rockwell

This pre-recorded course explores the Sadhana of Mahamudra "as if for the first time."

 

Teacher: Walker Blaine

Join Master of Liturgies to the Sakyong Walker Blaine in a guided practice of the Kurukulla Sadhana

 

Teacher: Walker Blaine

Join Master of Liturgies to the Sakyong Walker Blaine in a guided practice of the Red Jambhala Sadhana.

 

Teacher: Holly Gayley

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey, which leads to a sense of joy.

 


This registration option (for a substantial discount!) is for the entire year-long series (5 courses) which provides an in-depth exploration of the foundational Buddhist teachings of the Hinayana through the lens of the Shambhala terma teachings.

 

Teacher: Suzann Duquette

Over the course of six modules of study and practice, Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette leads a deep exploration of the Sadhana of Mahamudra.

 

Teacher: Marcella Friel

If you think of mindful eating as chewing on a single raisin for hours on end, think again. Food can be an expression of human dignity and enlightened society.

 

Teachers: Walker Blaine & Timothy Quigley & Suzann Duquette & Andrea Doukas

 


This "open enrolment" course may be completed on your own schedule.

 


This course explores the power of the Mahayana that comes from the clarity regarding the true nature of reality.

 


This course explores the teachings on Lojong, Atisha's famous mind-training slogans, that invite us to utilize the difficulties and problems we encounter to deepen our path

 


This course features nearly 5 hours of video footage of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's teachings in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1987.

 

Teachers: Susan Skjei & Cedar Barstow

Grundlagen dieses Programms sind das Buch Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics (Der rechte Gebrauch von Macht: Das Herzstück der Ethik) und ein Trainingsprogramm über engagierte Ethik, das vier Aspekte des ethischen Umgangs mit Macht lehrt.

 

Teacher: Mathias Pongracz

Five recorded sessions based on this text, which provides clear insight and points to the skillful means to work with difficult circumstances while being of benefit to others.

 


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.

 


Commentaries on VCTR’s Kalapa Assemblies