Program Details

Great Eastern Sun & Rigden Weekend

with David Hope & Christina de Block
December 13 / 9:00 AM - December 16 / 5:00 PM

Great Eastern Sun

This program teaches us how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. It is an introduction to membership in Shambhala — a living context for building a sane society.

Rigden Weekend

The Way of Shambhala curriculum culminates in 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 the unwavering experience of basic goodness. This weekend includes a formal transmission of a simple windhorse practice.

In addition it provides the first opportunity to take the Shambhala Vow, which will be discussed then in detail. There will be a vow ceremony at the end of the programme at which a personal Shambhala Name will be given to all vow takers. It is not obligatory to take this vow, but it is encouraged.


Please note: To be eligible for this programme, you must have completed Shambhala Training Level V, and ideally have completed some of the In Everyday Life series or hold an intention to complete the series next year.


R 1600 for all four days (plus fees for materials, to be announced)
R 850 for one programme (plus fees for materials to be announced)

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are due seven days before the course begins. Payment to be made via EFT or bank deposit to our bank account. Details as follows:

Bank: Nedbank
Account name: Shambhala Cape Town
Account type: Cheque
Branch: Rondebosch
Branch code: 104809
Account number: 1048090140

If you have to cancel after making payment, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is made fourteen days or more before the course begins.

Cancellations made between seven and fourteen days before the course begins will incur a 20% administration fee. If you cancel within seven days of the course, 50% of your payment will be refunded.

Since our costs are based on the venue and a minimum number of people, there will be no refunds for cancellations made on or after the day the course begins.

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