Program Details

Meditation Retreat: The Four Dignities

with Peter Conradi
October 19 / 6:00 AM - October 27 / 6:00 AM

This one-week retreat includes the Four Dignities of the Sacred Path of Shambhala. “The four dignities” are introduced as a path and a process, which describe a warrior's maturing and widening sphere of benevolent engagement in the world. The training in the dignities allows one to maintain awareness and delight at each stage.

The week includes meditation practice, talks and exercises, silence and discussion. You will also have time to explore and enjoy the land around Dechen Chöling and relax, read and study.


Meek is a study of the grounded, humble and gentle beginning stages of a warrior's journey. Here one trains to overcome arrogance—the primary obstacle to learning.


As the second of the four dignities, this level focuses on cultivating sharp, vibrant and uplifted energy through natural discipline. Overcoming the trap of doubt, the warrior of perky is able to accomplish his or her activities with a sense of nobility and ease.

Outrageous and Inscrutable

These fruitional dignities refer to the extraordinary skill of a practiced warrior. No longer afraid of making mistakes, the unconventional and visionary perspective of the outrageous warrior combines with the skill of spontaneous inscrutability to create benefit for others on a large scale.


This programme is a prerequisite for Warrior Assembly, the jewel of the Shambhala path. Dechen Chöling will offer a Warriors Assembly in 2014.

Please not that there will be additional material costs.

Attention: To register for this programme, you must have previously attended the Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse and Drala retreat. Participants who have also attended all Shambhala Levels ( 1 to 5 ) can also apply on certain conditions. Please contact us for any questions. 

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