• No Lodging - Commuter – $260.00
  • Shared Room – $344.00
  • Shrine room – $300.00
  • Single room- Based on availability. Please check before paying in full. – $480.00

Date & Time Details: Program starts with registration at 5 p.m. on Friday night to run through to Sunday lunch.

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Sacred Path: Drala

With Shastri Donna Williams

April 19 - 21, 2019

Prerequisite: Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun & Windhorse

Drala is a pivotal level on the warrior’s path. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Here we are introduced to teachings that invite us to sharpen our awareness of the subtle, unseen energies of our world. Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the environment.

In this weekend we are presented with a map of the various layers of energy and manifestation that comprise our vast Shambhala world. We will deepen our connection to this presence by perceiving with the discipline of leading with an open heart, which allows for direct and nonconceptual experience. We are then available to receive, in the words of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the “blessing energy of reality.”

The weekend also includes a field trip to a natural environment, providing space and time to practice engaging in this intimate dialogue with the world.


Shastri Donna Williams
Shastri Donna Williams has taught Shambhala Training Levels for the past 35 years both in the US and in Chile and is involved in teaching Contemplative Ecology and practicing plant-based textile arts. She lives in Vermont where she gardens, growing dye plants, apples, raspberries and raising bees.
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