The Sacred World of Kyerim
with Christie Cashman
March 21 / 7:00 PM - March 27 / 10:00 AM
In 2010, after the Sacred World Assembly, the Sakyong wrote an extraordinarily beautiful text to deepen and ease the journey of his students involved in vajrayana kyerim--generation stage--practices. Until now, the text has been available only to Scorpion Seal practitioners, but with this course, the text will also be offered to Werma Sadhana practitioners who have attended a Rigden abhisheka.
As so many of us have discovered, generation stage practices are at the heart of the vajrayana path, and yet they can be challenging and, at times, even disheartening. The course addresses these challenges and guides students from the first stages of the natural and healing capacity to imagine into the sacred world of pure vision.
The program will include a lung for the kyerim text, daily talks, personal interviews, and evening classes for each year of Scorpion Seal. The course itself is a study of the Werma Sadhana, preparing Werma practitioners for the Scorpion Seal path.
To honor the text, Werma practitioners are asked to attend the entire program. Scorpion Seal practitioners, who have already received the lung, may come to the program as their schedule permits.
Vajrayana Seminary (Sacred World Assembly) and Rigden Abhisheka.
The times will be refined as we get closer to the program. We will meet some evenings for group practices.
Acharya Christie Cashman entered the Shambhala Buddhist teachings in 1971, dedicating herself to intensive study and practice, and eventually teaching a full range of courses, from introductory meditation intensives at Naropa University to Vajrayana sadhana classes and Shambhala Training levels. For many years she taught at the three-month Vajradhatu Seminary and worked closely with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche on curriculum design and implementation. Christie moved to Nova Scotia in 1987, and in subsequent years taught at several Warrior and Kalapa Assemblies. From 1999 to 2003 she served as international executive director of Shambhala Training, and today she continues to engage in Shambhala and Buddhist curriculum development and the training of teachers. Christie and her husband live in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Thursday, March 27th is the departure/travel date.
The program price includes all meals.
Shrine room lodging is available for $20/night added to the commuter price.
Lodging prices listed are for shared rooms. Single rooms are rarely available for Sky Lake programs. When available, the cost is $115/weekend night and $90/weekday night added to the commuter rate posted.
A DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO HOLD PROGRAM AND HOUSING REGISTRATION
- Deposits and payments are refundable up to two weeks prior to the program start date, minus a $25 cancellation fee.
- After the two week deadline, Sky Lake will deduct a $35 cancellation fee and retain the rest of your deposit as credit towards another program to be used within a year of the date of the program. Any payments over the deposit will be refunded.
No refunds or credits are given for cancellations after 48 hours prior the beginning of the program.