May 16 / 7:00 PM - May 18 / 8:00 PM
The Way of Shambhala culminates with the Rigden Weekend. The Rigden is a representation of our basic enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional bravery. Historically, Rigdens were enlightened rulers —those who could "rule their world" based on their unwavering experience of basic goodness.
The contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom of the warrior results in unconditional confidence. This weekend program introduces the teachings of enlightened rulership. With the great problems now facing human society it is increasingly important to bring compassionate and strong leadership to the world, even in small, everyday situations. This weekend emphasizes genuine confidence in facing our lives and societal challenges, confidence that arises from wakefulness rather than aggression.
Prerequisites: Way of Shambhala Levels I–V, the Everyday Life classes, and the Basic Goodness Series (as available at the Minnespolis Center), or the Sacred Path Program.
Retreat dates are tentative. Registration will open when dates are confirmed.
Our Generosity Policy
In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “pay what you can afford” policy. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please decide what works for you and offer whatever you can.
For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.
Additional Fee for Materials: $30 (Sorry, we cannot give discounts on the materials fee.)