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Way of Shambhala : Rigden Weekend at Windhorse Retreat Center
with Richard John
October 25 / 7:00 PM - October 27 / 6:00 PM
The Way of Shambhala 1 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 their unwavering experience of basic goodness. This weekend includes a formal transmission of windhorse practice, the study of the Six Ways of Ruling, and the opportunity to take the Shambhala vow and receive a Shambhala name.
Shambhala Training Level V and Wisdom in Everyday Life, OR, completion of the Sacred Path series.
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Acharya Richard John was appointed an acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. For many years he has taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in North America, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and Chile. After careers as a designer and a management consultant, he served as director of the Halifax Shambhala Centre. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey, and he now teaches full time. Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia.