Program Details

Great Eastern Sun NEW DATE!

with Andrea Doukas
April 27 / 8:30 AM - April 28 / 6:00 PM

This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists - a living context for building a sane society.


"The Shambhala teachings call such vision the Great Eastern Sun. It is the mental conviction and prowess to engage in life with precision and purpose. When we remove deception and cultivate the willingness to leap into our own inherent brilliance, the forthright, clear intention of the Great Eastern Sun shines through. This form of bravery keeps us always moving forward."-Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

This is the first weekend in the Sacred Path series.

The Sacred Path program introduces further warriorship practices that extend the basic meditation training. These practices are based on a societal vision and aspiration to help the world. This level of training cultivates one's dignity and natural gifts that are able 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 the Shambhala terma texts. The Sacred Path is based on these texts and on the extensive commentaries given on these teachings and on how to practice them in modern times.
Prerequisite: To begin the Sacred Path, one needs to have completed Rigden weekend.

Please Note: This program is Saturday and Sunday only. The program begins Saturday morning at 8:30am.

A student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1973, Andrea Doukas has served as Director of the Halifax Shambhala Centre and recently retired as Director of the International Office of Practice and Education. As well as extensive experience teaching and leading practice programs in the Shambhala Community, she has a Masters degree in Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick, and is currently working on her second novel. 

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