Program Details

Way of Shambhala II: Sacred Path - Golden Key

with Janet Solyntjes
January 24 / 8:30 AM - January 26 / 6:00 PM

Golden Key
Drawing wisdom from the Shambhala root text The Letter of the Golden Key, we work with our relationship to the “material world” and our sense perceptions by learning the practice of enriching presence—the ability to instantly sense the inner wealth within oneself, phenomena, and the natural world.

Golden Key is the last class of the Sacred Path series is part of the Way of Shambhala II (Year Two) curriculum, and introduces further practices of warriorship, 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 what became known as the Shambhala terma, a series of texts. "The Sacred Path of the Warrior" 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.

This program is a requirement for attending Warrior Assembly. The price of this program includes the text you will receive.

Prerequisites: This program is open to students who have completed the Sacred Path series through Sacred Path - Outrageous & Inscrutable.

About Shastri Janet Solyntjes:
Janet Solyntjes is a senior Shambhala Training director, an Adjunct Professor at Naropa University, and leads meditation retreats at Shambhala Mountain Center. She is a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and is the co-founder of The Center for Courageous Living. She serves as Shastri, a senior teacher of the Shambhala tradition, at the Boulder Shambhala Center.

Generosity Policy: Please contemplate how much you can offer and give more or the suggested amount above based on your individual circumstances. The suggested program price reflects our costs to offer the program. Our generosity policy supports individuals who have special circumstances and need to "pay-what-you-can" due to financial hardship. If you need to make special payment arrangements or discuss a partial scholarship for the program fee (note: materials fee is not included in SMCD's Generosity Policy), please contact Carolyn or Todd Pickton in advance of this Program at: Thank you!

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