Program Details

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Wisdom in Everyday Life (Westside)


with Bill Bothwell & Joel Wachbrit
August 8 / 7:30 PM - August 18 / 1:00 PM



Prerequisites: Fearlessness in Everyday Life (FIEL). It is also highly recommended that students have taken Shambhala Training Level Five.








Meditation uncovers our wisdom.  This wisdom is always present, and can be applied to transform confused situations and emotions into effective actions. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. The challenges of daily life become opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.




Students will receive essential instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into wisdom as they arise. They are introduced to the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and skills in enriching the world are fully manifested.  Here the practitioner is introduced to the vajrayana teachings of Buddhism, which reveal the sacredness of the phenomenal world.


Please note that there will be an additional $13 materials fee.




WIEL is the last class in the Way of Shambhala 1 Series: http://la.shambhala.org/what-we-offer/the-way-of-shambhala/ 






Bill Bothwell is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, an accomplished lawyer and musician, and father to three young adults. He has studied and practiced the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings for over 35 years and has taught Shambhala Training levels for over 20 years. - See more at: http://la.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=140053#sthash.UHM1t5fD.dpuf

Bill Bothwell is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, an accomplished lawyer and musician, and father to three young adults. He has studied and practiced the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings for over 35 years and has taught Shambhala Training levels for over 20 years. - See more at: http://la.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=140053#sthash.UHM1t5fD.dpuf

Bill Bothwell is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, an accomplished lawyer and musician, and father to three young adults. He has studied and practiced the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings for over 35 years and has taught Shambhala Training levels for over 20 years. - See more at: http://la.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=140053#sthash.UHM1t5fD.dpuf

Bill Bothwell is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, an accomplished lawyer and musician, and father to three young adults. He has studied and practiced the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings for over 35 years and has taught Shambhala Training levels for over 20 years. - See more at: http://la.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=140053#sthash.UHM1t5fD.dpuf

Bill Bothwell is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, an accomplished lawyer and musician, and father to three young adults. He has studied and practiced the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings for over 35 years and has taught Shambhala Training levels for over 20 years. - See more at: http://la.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=140053#sthash.UHM1t5fD.dpuf
Bill Bothwell is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, an accomplished lawyer and musician, and father to three young adults. He has studied and practiced the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings for over 35 years and has taught Shambhala Training levels for over 20 years. - See more at: http://la.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=140053#sthash.UHM1t5fD.dpuf
Bill Bothwell is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, an accomplished lawyer and musician, and father to three young adults. He has studied and practiced the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings for over 35 years and has taught Shambhala Training levels for over 20 years. - See more at: http://la.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=140053#sthash.UHM1t5fD.dpuf



Bill Bothwell is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, an accomplished lawyer and musician, and father to three young adults. He has studied and practiced the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings for over 35 years and has taught Shambhala Training levels for over 20 years. - See more at: http://la.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=140053#sthash.UHM1t5fD.dpuf

Bill Bothwell is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, an accomplished lawyer and musician, and father to three young adults. He has studied and practiced the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings for over 35 years and has taught Shambhala Training levels for over 20 years.


is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, an accomplished lawyer and musician, and father to three young adults. He has studied and practiced the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings for over 35 years and has taught Shambhala Training levels for over 20 years. - See more at: http://la.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=140053#sthash.UHM1t5fD.dpuf

Bill Bothwell is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, an accomplished lawyer and musician, and father to three young adults. He has studied and practiced the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings for over 35 years and has taught Shambhala Training levels for over 20 years. - See more at: http://la.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=140053#sthash.UHM1t5fD.dpuf

Joel Wachbrit has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism for 22 years. His most recent post was co-director of SMCLA, the last of many positions he has held since starting out stuffing envelopes in 1989. Joel composes music for TV and film and is an accomplished guitarist. He is married and has three boys – one canine and two feline.


is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, an accomplished lawyer and musician, and father to three young adults. He has studied and practiced the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings for over 35 years and has taught Shambhala Training levels for over 20 years. - See more at: http://la.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=140053#sthash.UHM1t5fD.dpuf
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