Advanced Programs

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Rigden Weekend: Unconditional Confidence

Acharya Arawana Hayashi

March 31 - April 2, 2017

The Way of Shambhala I 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. With the great problems now facing human society, … Continue 

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Qigong Tendon-Changing/Marrow-Washing Intensive

Dr. Eva Wong

June 11 - 13, 2017

Traditional Chinese Qigong Tendon-Changing and Marrow-Washing Intensive The Tendon-Changing and Marrow-Washing Intensive is an intermediate qigong program that focuses on further strengthening of the muscular skeletal system – tendons, bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and spine. In this program students will learn: 1. The Eight Basic Wudang Warrior Qigong Forms. These qigong postures were used traditionally by the warrior Daoist … Continue 

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Qigong Tendon-Changing and Marrow-Washing + Animal Forms Intensives

Dr. Eva Wong

June 11 - 15, 2017

Traditional Chinese Qigong Tendon-Changing and Marrow-Washing Intensive The Tendon-Changing and Marrow-Washing Intensive is an intermediate qigong program that focuses on further strengthening of the muscular skeletal system – tendons, bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and spine. In this program students will learn: 1. The Eight Basic Wudang Warrior Qigong Forms. These qigong postures were used traditionally by the warrior Daoist … Continue 

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Qigong Animal Forms Intensive

Dr. Eva Wong

June 14 - 15, 2017

Many Daoist qigong forms are derived from observing the behavior of animals and understanding how animals preserve, collect, transform, circulate, and store internal energy. The ancient Chinese shamans were the first to practice the art of “becoming” an animal to embody the power of that animal. The techniques of embodying animal energy were developed further by Daoist practitioners as ways … Continue 

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Sacred Path: Outrageous and Inscrutable

Shastri Trinley Busby and Shastri Nicholas Kranz

June 30 - July 2, 2017

These dignities describe how the warrior’s skill develops as setting sun mentality completely falls away. Abandoning personal agendas, the outrageous warrior acts spontaneously and without strategy; as all sense of boundary and petty mind dissolves, the inscrutable warrior creates even greater benefit for others. The program begins at 7:30pm on Friday, June 30th and ends on … Continue 

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Sacred Path: Golden Key

Shastri Trinley Busby and Shastri Nicholas Kranz

July 2 - 5, 2017

Drawing on wisdom from The Letter of the Golden Key, a Shambhala root text that addresses our relationship to the phenomenal world and our sense perceptions, we will learn the practice of Enriching Presence, the ability to instantly sense the inner wealth within ourselves, phenomena and the natural world.  This program begins Sunday, July 2nd at 7:30pm … Continue 

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Monarch Retreat

Shastri Myra Woodruff

July 28 - August 6, 2017

The Monarch Retreat is a sealed retreat. Attendance is by invitation from the Kalapa Court to senior leaders of Shambhala. For information about attending, please contact David Brown, Executive Secretary to the Sakyong, [email protected] The prerequisite for this retreat is that you are a senior leader, who is invited to attend, and that you hold … Continue