Program Details

Ashe Gathering

with Richard John
May 13 / 7:00 PM - May 13 / 9:00 PM


When the Dorje Dradul received the Ashe in October 1976, he knew it to be the seed syllable for the profound teachings most urgently needed in this day and age, which he called Shambhala. From that flowed the terma texts, commentaries and teachings, which have given rise to Shambhala Training and the Warrior Assembly, and now the Scorpion Seal Assemblies taught by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

The centerpiece of this stream of teaching is the practice of the stroke of Ashe. We will briefly look at the implications of this powerful practice, do it together, and socialize while discussing how we can make enlightened society a reality.

Please bring your brush and terma texts.

Acharya Richard John: An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard was appointed an acharya (senior teacher) by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, and for many years has taught Shambhala Buddhist programs internationally. Acharya John is known for his experiential and practical approach, which encourages participants to connect with the teachings personally and apply
them in daily life.

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