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 


Parinirvana Day

April 4, 2017

Thirty years ago, April 4, 1987, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the beloved founder of Shambhala, left his human form. Each year on the anniversary of his parinirvana (death of an enlightened being) we gather to honor his precious life, vast teachings, outrageous wisdom and infinite compassion. The whole community is invited to practice the … Continue 


Shambhala Training Weekend II: Awaken Your Inner Warrior

April 14 - 16, 2017

“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” – Pema Chödron This is the second retreat weekend in the renowned Way of Shambhala series. The program provides instruction for sitting and walking meditation as a means to explore how we can free ourselves from the patterns that repress the brilliant, compassionate, mindful … Continue 


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 


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