Program Details

The Inseparable Union of Feminine & Masculine Principles: The Essential Dynamic of Enlightenment

with Agness Au
October 24 / 7:30 PM - October 26 / 5:00 PM

The Buddhist teachings on the feminine and masculine principles of space and energy illustrate the opposing yet complementary dynamic, existing in all of reality.  For both men and women alike, recognizing and balancing these principles offers an invaluable perspective by which to lead our lives.

In modern society however, the efficient organization and energetic potency of the masculine principle are far more evident, than the vast inner landscape and wisdom of the feminine principle. When these principles are out of balance, individuals experience a loss of equilibrium, families and societies become dysfunctional and the environment suffers damage and mistreatment.

Inseparable union manifests when luminous space and insight (the feminine principle) and dynamic energy and skillful means (the masculine principle) are experienced as an integrated whole.  Through talks, meditation, contemplative and creative process exercises, both indoors and outdoors, we’ll identify and map the qualities of these principles in their basic, neurotic, and accomplished states. Additionally, this study provides a practical framework for understanding the complexities of the Shambhala Buddhist teachings.

Please join us at Sky Lake during the beauty and magic of autumn’s display, to explore the challenges and abundant possibilities for living a life in union.


Lodging prices listed are for shared rooms.  Single rooms are rarely available for Sky Lake programs.  When available, the cost is $120/weekend night and $95/weekday night added to the commuter rate posted.

Shrine room lodging is available for $20/night plus commuter price.


-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.

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