Program Details

Unconditional Confidence: Rigden Weekend Retreat


with John Rockwell
January 25 / 7:00 PM - January 27 / 6:00 PM

The contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom of The Way of Shambhala culminates in unconditional confidence with the Rigden weekend retreat, led by Ashe Acharya John Rockwell.


The Rigden is a representation of our basic enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional confidence. Historically, Rigdens were enlightened rulers —those who could “rule their world” based on their unwavering experience of basic goodness.


Since the Shambhala spiritual path is intertwined with our society and our world, the emphasis is on the experience of unconditional confidence and how we can engage our world from this viewpoint. We can begin to embody the qualities of the Rigden in our own life.

This weekend includes a transmission of windhorse practice, and an opportunity to proclaim a commitment to basic goodness by formally taking the Shambhala Vow.


** Directors, Assistant Directors, and MI's are warmly encouraged to attend this weekend and can register at the discounted tuition of 50%. In the comments section of your registration please indicate that you would like to take advantage of this offer.


Prerequisite: Wisdom in Everyday Life and Level V OR completion of the Sacred Path program.



Our generosity policy applies, which states pay what you are able if money is an obstacle. We want to encourage as many of you to come that are interested and qualified to do so. Please call to Bob Hastey to make arrangements, 420-1118 ext 113.



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