Program Details

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Wisdom in Everyday Life


with Pamela Bothwell & Jonathan Ransohoff
September 3 / 7:30 PM - October 1 / 9:30 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

Shastri Pamela Bothwell first encountered the Dharma at Tail of the Tiger (Karme Chöling Buddhist Contemplative Center) in Vermont in 1973. She has served as co-director of the New York Shambhala Center; Head of Practice and Study at Karme-Chöling; Head of Study at the San Francisco Shambhala Center; Ambassador to the Los Angeles Shambhala Center; and Co-Director of the Los Angeles Shambhala Center. A retired attorney who has been married for over 30 years, Shastri Bothwell is the mother of three young adults.  In 2010, she was appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as Shastri for Los Angeles.  


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.dpufJon Ransohoff started meditating with Chogyam Trungpa's community in Boston in 1975 and began his studies the following summer at Naropa Institute. He has served as head practice instructor at the Berkeley Shambhala Center and returns to teaching Shambhala Levels after quite a few years with fresh perspective and training in the Way of Shambhalacurriculum. Jon lives with his wife in their Oakland empty nest and is currently on a two year work assignment at Los Angeles County Mental Health.

Jon Ransohoff started meditating with Chogyam Trungpa's community in Boston in 1975 and began his studies the following summer at Naropa Institute. He has served as head practice instructor at the Berkeley Shambhala Center and returns to teaching Shambhala Levels after quite a few years with fresh perspective and training in the Way of Shambhalacurriculum. Jon lives with his wife in their Oakland empty nest and is currently on a two year work assignment at Los Angeles County Mental Health.

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