Sacred Path: Drala

with Shastri David Stone & Alice Dan

March 16th—March 18th

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  • $200 Program Price
  • $180 Member Price
  • $250 Patron Price
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Room: West Loop Shambhala Center, 37 N. Carpenter St.

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"Dra" means "enemy" or "opponent" and la means "above." So drala literally means "above the enemy," "beyond the enemy." Drala is the unconditioned wisdom and power of the world that are beyond any dualism; therefore drala is above any enemy or conflict. It is wisdom beyond aggression. —Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, from Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior

During a series of visionary experiences that took place between 1976 and 1980, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote down four Shambhala texts. The Sacred Path is based on these root texts and on the extensive commentaries that Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche gave. 

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and
magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression.

The Sacred Path levels present a vision of Shambhala as a living context for building a sane society, and introduces further warriorship practices that extend the basic meditation training given in the first year of the Way of Shambhala. These additional practices are based on a societal vision and aspiration to help the world in these difficult times.

Prerequisite

Windhorse

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