Program Details

The Sacred Path: Windhorse

with Johanna Demetrakas
October 11 / 7:00 PM - October 13 / 4:00 PM

The Sacred Path program introduces further warriorship practices that extend the basic meditation training. These practices are based on a societal vision and aspiration to help the world. This level of training cultivates one's dignity and natural gifts that are able to widen one's sphere of compassionate and practical influence. During a series of visionary experiences that took place between 1976 and 1980, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote down the Shambhala texts. The Sacred Path is based on these texts and on the extensive commentaries Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche gave on these teachings and on how to practice them in modern times.

Levels I to V of Shambhala Training are the prerequisite for the Sacred Path weekends.

In Windhorse, we study  the text that gives the instruction for “raising windhorse,” which opens the heart and refreshes one's confidence.  The practice is a way to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur.

Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center
1202 E. Maryland Avenue, Suite G 2nd Fl, Phoenix,  AZ 85014
Tel. 602-910-1418   


Johanna Demetrakas studied with Chogyam Trungpa for 17 years, and also worked with him on several different film projects. In 1987, she directed the extensive filming of his cremation at Karmê Chöling in Vermont, a watershed event in the coming of Buddhism to the west. You could say that her documentary film CRAZY WISDOM, The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche had been percolating ever since. She has taught Shmabhala Training programs for many years. 

Donation* is $155.00 for non-members of Shambhala, $140.00 for members, and $50.00 to repeat. Donation includes a $55.00 materials fee. 

* Generosity policy applies. Our program tuitions are set at a level needed to support the program and the Center.  However, it is our commitment that no one be prevented from participating in our programs due to financial constraints.  We ask participants to contemplate how much they can offer and give more, less, or the suggested amount based on their individual circumstances.  This policy supports individuals who need to “pay what they can” due to financial hardship.  It also encourages generosity in those who have the means to offer more than the recommended tuition.

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