Program Details


with Henry Chapin & Marian Bond
May 3 / 7:00 PM - May 5 / 5:00 PM


Shambhala Training: Sacred Path




with Shastris Henry Chapin and Marian Bond


Friday 3 May – 7 to 9pm


Saturday and Sunday 4 and 5 May – 9 am to 5pm


Raising windhorse is raising a wind of delight and power and riding on that energy . . .
the personal experience comes as a feeling of being completely and powerfully in the present.
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche




In this second programme on the Shambhala Sacred Path, participants study the Vidyadhara's terma text, The Letter of the Black Ashe
which gives the instruction for raising windhorse.   We all have basic goodness - the energy of windhorse - just waiting to be discovered.   
The practice of windhorse opens the heart and refreshes one's confidence.
It is a way to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur.


The prerequisite for this programme is completion of Great Eastern Sun.




Registrations:  Please register with Anya Zvedzina at




Programme Fee  $150;  Members $135


Concessions* and repeats $75. 


Please note that a late payment penalty of $15 will apply for payment made after 30 April.


Study texts:  this programme requires two study texts.  The cost of these texts is $65 in total.


Coffee will be served at 9 am at the start of the programme on Saturday and Sunday.


There will be a Reception with finger food and wine directly after the programme on Sunday.




* The concessionary rate is designed to enable those who would otherwise could not afford to attend.  Our Shambhala policy of generosity ensures
that nobody should be prevented from attending a programme for reasons of financial hardship.  Please talk to us if you need to.


The Teachers


Shastri Henry Chapin is a long time student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.   
He has been teaching Shambhala trainings in Canada , Australia , the USA and New Zealand for several decades.   
Henry lives in Ottawa where he is active in prison outreach and hospital chaplaincy work, and in volunteer work for people with HIV/AIDS.


Shastri Marian Bond is our resident Shastri and lives in Wellington .  (Shastris are appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche:  
Shastri is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘learned teacher’.)  
Marian is also a long time student of 
 Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  
As former Shambhala Regional Director for New Zealand and Australia , she has been strongly instrumental in making the Shambhala teachings available here 
and has taught programmes for many years. 
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