Program Details

Shambhala Training Sacred Path: Drala (Westside)


with Jonathan Barbieri
February 21 / 7:30 PM - February 23 / 6:00 PM

Work study available.  To repeat a weekend: $70

"Dra" means "enemy" or "opponent" and la means "above." So drala literally means "above the enemy," "beyond the enemy." Drala is the unconditioned wisdom and power of the world that are beyond any dualism; therefore drala is above any enemy or conflict. It is wisdom beyond aggression. —Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, from Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exist when we step beyond aggression.

Pre-requisite: Windhorse


Please note this program will be held at our Westside location at 3877A Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, 90066,  next to the Neighborhood Youth Association.  Parking is accessible by the driveway along the side of the building with additional parking available on the street and at the school lot next door.

Jon Barbieri is a long-time student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin, and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  Mr. Barbieri has held many positions in Shambhala including as director of the Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. Also, as president of DralaGroup LLC, he gives workshops on contemplative communities, and he is project manager of the Washington School Contemplative Cohousing Community in Boulder, Colorado.

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