Shambhala Lineage Supplication: A Short Course

Walker Blaine

Individual: $15
Patron: $25 The Patron rate helps us offer our generosity policy to those in need.
Centers: $60
Groups: $45

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. The course summarizes key points in the chant and is presented for both new and seasoned students. There will be a page dedicated to discussion of the class material on Shambhala Online.

Each class is about one hour and ten minutes long. There are no class assignments other than to do the Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage.

Class One: The Rigden and The First Line

Part One: General Introduction, Course Outline
Part Two: The Time When the Chant was Composed, The Title
Part Three: The Structure of the Supplication
Part Four: The First Line, The Rigden, Basic Goodness

Class Two: The First Stanza

Part One: Samantabhadra and the Ancient Lineage of the Nyingma
Part Two: Vajradhara and the Command Lineage of the Kagyu
Part Three: Padmakara
Part Four: Yeshe Tsogyal, The Terma Lineage of the Nyingma
Part Five: The Kama Lineage of the Nyingma, Prahevajra and Shri Simha
Part Six: The Kagyü Lineage, Tilo, Naro, Marpa, and Mila
Part Seven: Concluding Remarks

Class Three: The Second, Third, and Fourth Stanzas, and Colophon

Part One: The Dharmarajas and Rigdens of Shambhala
Part Two: Gesar Norbu Dradül, The Sakyong
Part Three: Ashe, The Drala Lineage of Mukpo
Part Four: The Fourth Stanza
Part Five: The Colophon, Final Remarks

Teachers and Faculty

Walker Blaine has been part of the Shambhala community for more than 35 years, spending many of those years working, living, or on retreat at rural land centers. In addition to being a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Walker studied intensively under the guidance of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, one of the great meditation masters who left Tibet in the late 1950s. Since 2012, Walker has provided background support for the texts and instructions of the Sakyong lineage teachings, as well as overseeing Tibetan translation projects for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. His account of the Rinchen Terdzö received by the Sakyong in 2008 can be downloaded here. Walker lives with his wife Patricia and their son Griffin in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is working on a book about Shambhala Buddhism.

Individual: $15
Patron: $25 The Patron rate helps us offer our generosity policy to those in need.
Centers: $60
Groups: $45