Six Talks on the Protector Principle and Protectors

Walker Blaine

Individual: $108
Patron: $149 The Patron rate helps us offer our generosity policy to those in need.
Centers: $399
Groups: $249

Victory Banner on Roof

The Victory Banner, a symbol for overcoming the maras.

This six-class course offered by Walker Blaine will explore protector principle and the protector chants. It will focus on understanding the purpose of the different protector chants, the meaning of protector principle, and how it is applicable to everyday life.

Course Contents

Class 1: Protector Principle and The Shambhala Protector Chant

Class 2: Protectors of the Three Courts & the Structure of Protector Chants

Class 3: Four-Armed MahakalaVetali, and the Kagyu Lineage

Class 4: Ekajati, Rahula, Vajrasadhu, and the Nyingma Lineage

Class 5: Magyal PomraGesar, Nyentak Marpo, and the Shambhala Lineage

Class 6: The Concluding Request to the Protectors

The original six talks were each 2 hours long. They are divided into shorter videos of 15-40 minutes for this course. The course starts with a separate video of a guided White Tara practice, which can be used for short practice sessions at the beginning of each class. It ends with several video clips containing questions and answers from the live sessions.

Published editions of the chants that we will be studying may be ordered from the Nalanda Translation Committee.


Este curso tiene subtítulos en español.

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: $108
Patron: $149 The Patron rate helps us offer our generosity policy to those in need.
Centers: $399
Groups: $249

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Image Credits: Christoph Schoenherr