Way of Shambhala II: Great Eastern Sun (Sacred Path)
with Mark Blumenfeld
February 2 / 8:30 AM - February 3 / 6:00 PM
Pre-requisite: Rigden Weekend
"The way of the Great Eastern Sun is based on seeing that there is a natural source of radiance and brilliance in this world - which is the innate wakefulness of human beings."
This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. This level of training cultivates one's dignity and natural gifts, which can be used to widen one's sphere of compassionate influence.
During a series of visionary experiences that took place between 1976 and 1980, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote down four Shambhala texts. The Sacred Path is based on these root texts and on the extensive commentaries that Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche gave.
The Sacred Path levels present a vision of Shambhala as a living context for building a sane society, and introduces further warriorship practices that extend the basic meditation training given in the first year of the Way of Shambhala. These additional practices are based on a societal vision and aspiration to help the world in these difficult times.
The Shambhala Meditation Center of Madison encourages program participants to pay what they can afford. People whose financial situation limits their ability to pay may contribute to the extent they are able. No one will be turned away for lack of payment.
Individuals who are not able to pay the full program fee should pre-register for programs online and indicate their request in the "notes" section provided. It is not necessary to provide an explanation. Individuals may also request that the program coordinator contact them personally.