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Celebrating Goodness and Wisdom: Feast Practice in Shambhala Vajrayana

Celebrating Goodness and Wisdom is an in-depth exploration of the core elements of feast practice. Examines food and dining from the perspective of the three yanas and Shambhala culture, and feast structure, roles, etiquette, themes, samayas, and tantric symbolism.

Walker Blaine

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Prerequisites: Vajrayana transmission at Sacred World Assembly, Vajrayana Seminary or Shambhala/Vajradhatu Seminary
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Three Talks on Vajrayana Practice

In this course, Walker Blaine addresses three often misunderstood aspects of vajrayana practice: Samaya, Transmission, and Gender Principle.

Walker Blaine

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Shambhala Lineage Supplication: A Short Course

This three-part course is for individuals and groups wishing to look more deeply at the Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage, one of the most important chants in the Shambhala tradition.

Walker Blaine

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shambhala lineage tree

Meeting Shambhala: An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

Walker Blaine leads a progressive exploration of the core elements of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, the union of warriorship and Buddhism.

Walker Blaine

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karma kagyu refuge tree

The Rain of Blessings: An Exploration of Guru Yoga

Join six senior teachers to explore the central principles of the Vajrayana tradition, through the core practice of Padmasambhava Guru Yoga: The Rain of Blessings, A Guru Yoga Combined with the Seven Line Supplication.

Walker Blaine

Marianne Bots

Christie Cashman

Daniel Hessey

Mathias Pongracz

Eric Spiegel

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Prerequisites: Padmasambhava Guru Yoga lung
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machig labdron chöd practice

Chöd Practice: Severing Attachments to Obstacles

Kristine McCutcheon introduces Machik Lapdron’s famed practice of “cutting”: cutting through our obscurations, cutting ego-grasping and fixation, and then offering our entire being to pacify the suffering of all beings. Includes practice instructions and lung.

Kristine McCutcheon

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Prerequisites: Vajrayogini, Werma Sadhana, or Chöd practice transmission
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Six Talks on the Protector Principle and Protectors

In this six-part exploration of protector principle and the protector chants, Walker Blaine clarifies the purpose of the different protector chants, the meaning of protector principle, and how it is applicable to everyday life.

Walker Blaine

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sadhana of mahamudra a practice for this dark age

Sadhana of Mahamudra: A Practice For This Dark Age

Over six modules of study and practice, Suzann Duquette leads a deep exploration of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s liturgy that offers a powerful way to engage with the highest teachings.

Suzann Duquette

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vajrakilaya

Vajrakilaya Practice: Overcoming Obstacles with Wrathful Compassion

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 by Eve Rosenthal and guided Vajrakilaya practice.

Eve Rosenthal

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Prerequisites: Shambhala Vajrayana practitioner
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white tara

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

In this five-week course, Judith Simmer-Brown introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, a lineage practice relied upon especially in times of illness or disharmony. A bodhisattva of compassion, peaceful White Tara soothes fear, heals individual and communal suffering, and extends life.

Judith Simmer-Brown

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Prerequisites: One year of mindfulness practice
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