Program Details

Way of Shambhala II: Sacred Path - Meek and Perky

with Giovannina Jobson
April 13 / 8:30 AM - April 14 / 6:00 PM

***UPDATE as of 4/7/2013: This program will NOT have a Friday evening component, but will run all day Saturday and Sunday, April 13th and 14th, 2013 starting with a continental breakfast at 8:30am***

Training in the four dignities, Meek, Perky, Outrageous & Inscrutable, we mature as warriors, widening our sphere of benevolent engagement in the world with humility, nobility, vision, upliftedness, and delight.

Meek, the first of the four dignities, 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, the second of the four dignities, 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.

* Materials fee for A Sourcebook for the Sacred Path of the Warrior: $20

Prerequisite: Completion of the Sacred Path - Drala program.

About Giovannina Jobson:

Giovannina Jobson is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and experienced maitri instructor. She holds a Master Degree in Buddhist Studies and Contemplative Religions from Naropa University, and the Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University in Expressive Arts.  She teaches several Buddhist philosophy and practice courses for the Religious Studies Department and the Naropa Core Program. She also serves as the faculty liaison for the Shambhala Training Levels offered through the Boulder Shambhala Center. She has taught at Naropa since 2000, is a senior student of the founder Trungpa Rinpoche and is an (Upadyaya) ordained Buddhist minister, an authorized meditation instructor and teacher trainer.

Generosity Policy: We are pleased so many people have been able to attend previous programs by taking advantage of SMCD's Generosity Policy over the years. If you are interested in continuing with the Way of Shambhala Year Two (WOS II) curriculum, we want you to know that the Generosity Policy is available to Members of SMCD for these programs -- this is a change as of August 2012.

If you are a member of Shambhala (SMCD or another Center or Group), please contemplate how much you can offer and give more or the suggested amount above based on your individual circumstances. The suggested program price reflects our costs to offer the program. Our generosity policy supports individuals who have special circumstances and need to "pay-what-you-can" due to financial hardship. To take advantage of our generosity policy, please contact us in advance of this Program at: Thank you!

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