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||Way of Shambhala : Rigden Weekend at Windhorse Retreat Center
with Acharya Richard John
Thu October 25th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMFri October 26th: 8:30 AM - 9:00 PMSat October 27th: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Price: $180 + lodging, Member $200 + lodging, Non Member $120 + lodging, Student $50 Deposit
In Room(s): Windhorse Retreat Center, W7110 County Hwy U, Plymouth, WI
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.
The Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago encourages program participants to pay what they can afford. People whose financial situation limits their ability to pay may contribute to the extent they are able. No one will be turned away for lack of payment.
Individuals who are not able to pay the full program fee should pre-register for programs online and indicate their request in the "notes" section provided.
It is not necessary to provide an explanation. Individuals may also request that the program coordinator contact them personally.
Pre-registrations may also be made at the Center by depositing the form and a note in the donation box.