The Way of Shambhala
Pema on the WOS
Hear Pema on the Way of Shambhala.
From "Contentment in Everyday Life", March 2010 at Gampo Abbey.
Recording courtesy of
Great Path Tapes & Books
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The Way of Shambahla offers a structured path of meditation and a complete introduction to the foundations of Shambhala Buddhism. Suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition, this series of weekends and classes provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, wisdom teachings, and physical practices rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhism. Students will also be introduced to contemplative disciplines that make the journey experiential - touching our emotions, our intelligence, our creativity, and the practical details of daily life in modern society. The programs are presented by experienced Shambhala teachers under the guidance of the Shambhala lineage-holder, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
The Way of Shambahla I is a sequential series of five weekend levels (formerly known as the Shambhala Training Heart of Warriorship) and five weeknight classes that meet once a week for 4 to 5 weeks. Students may choose to participate in the weekend classes exclusively, or some of the weeknight classes (without doing the weekend levels). Each level is the prerequisite for the next, and most weeknight classes require the preceeding class as well. The five weekend levels and five weekend classes are followed by Rigden Weekend.
The Way of Shambahla II comprises additional levels and classes. In 2011, students who have completed Level 5 may take WOSII levels without Rigden Weekend and WOS I classes.