Shambhala Training: The Four Dignities
with Linda Lewis
August 20 / 5:00 PM - August 25 / 5:00 PM
“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.
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. Perky is the second of the four dignities and 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.
The third and fourth dignities, Outrageous and Inscrutable, emphasize fruition and 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.
Full program tuition not including accommodations: $575 (Plus $22.00 materials fee) We invite all who are able to do so to pay the full tuition rate. By doing so, you make it possible for us to offer scholarships to others, while also covering the direct cost of your stay here and contributing to our year round operations. Interest free payment plans for 6 months are an option for those who choose this tuition level.
Discounted program tuition not including accommodations: $425 (Plus $22.00 materials fee) If the full tuition is unworkable for you, please pay the discounted rate if you can. By doing so you contribute towards the cost of your being here and everything it takes to keep DDL operating year-round.
Discounted tuition plus payment plan $71/month: If having 6 months to pay makes the discounted tuition possible for you, please choose this interest free option. The payments would be $27 per month for tuition; if you add lodging to the payment plan it would be $38/month.
Please Note: Above prices include meals but not accommodations. For summer programs, we offer three lodging options:
Bring your own tent and set up on one of our tent platforms: free
Hut/cabin/dorm tent: $20 per night, $100 for the week
Gyatso Lodge: $45 per night, $225for the week
Gyatso Lodge has double and triple rooms with shared hallway bathrooms. The huts, dorm tents and cabins have 2 - 8 occupants and share an outdoor bath-house.
All program costs at Dorje Denma Ling are workable. With either of the tuition choices above, we can provide a payment plan of up to 6 months, and we also match all scholarships that local Shambhala Centers grant to help their members attend programs. If you have any questions about the financial aid or payment plans, please contact us at 902-657-9085 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks before the program begins. Please note that we cannot arrange tuition discounts at registration.
Deposits will be refunded up to 30 days prior to the program, less a 10% administration fee. Deposits will be 50% refunded up to 10 days prior to the program. There is no refund of deposits for cancellations less than 10 days before the start of a program.
To register please click on the "Registration" button below or call us at (902) 657-9085