Program Details

Meek and Perky


with Doug McCanne
November 22 / 7:00 PM - November 24 / 6:00 PM

Weekend Retreat 4 of the Sacred Path Series


Prerequisite: Drala


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 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.


50% Repeat program discount | See our Generosity Policy


If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Abbey Pleviak.


Doug McCanne.  In 1975, while he was living in Canada, Doug became a student of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. Rinpoche’s outrageous message then, that we could be who we are completely, has continued to motivate Doug through the ups and downs of this path all these years. He has taught in the Shambhala tradition over the past 15 + years at Shambhala centers in the US and Europe, and at the Oregon State Penitentiary. He and his wife, Jay, moved to Portland in 2005. Now retired, he enjoys house-holding, gardening, camping, hiking and the many cultural offerings of the wonderful city of Portland, Oregon. He has three grown sons and a grandson.



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