CANCELLED: Rigden Weekend: Unconditional Confidence
with Acharya Jenny Warwick
Fri April 20th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMSat April 21st: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PMSun April 22nd: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Price: $145 General $123 Member
In Room(s): Main Shrine RoomThis date is CANCELLED
Prerequisites: Completion of Way of Shambhala I or Sacred Path or one of the Shambhala Seminaries.
The Rigden Weekend, led by Acharya Jenny Warwick, shows how contentment, joy, fearlessness and wisdom of the Way of Shambhala I culminate in unconditional confidence - the foundation of being a Shambhala warrior in the world. Introducing practices of windhorse and drala that may be naturally applied to everyday experience and challenges, this program provides a fundamental step in our journey. With the great problems now facing human society, it seems increasingly important to draw on the confidence we cultivate as warriors, and in our warrior communities, to bring compassionate leadership to the world, even in small ways.
This weekend completes the Way of Shambhala I. By the wishes of the Sakyong, the Rigden Weekend includes the opportunity to take the new Shambhala Vow and receive a Shambhala Name. The Shambhala Vow is an acknowledgement and proclamation that basic goodness is the essential nature of humanity. Family and friends of participants are welcome to witness the vow ceremony on Sunday at 4pm and attend the reception afterward.
Note: All senior students - those who have completed Sacred Path or beyond - are also invited to attend this profound and spirited program.
Acharya Jenny Warwick, a meditation practitioner of 30 years, is one of a group of senior teachers appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, leader of the world-wide network of Shambhala Centers, to represent him and the Kagyu, Nyingma, and Shambhala lineage’s he holds. Chosen because of her knowledge, wisdom, and commitment to the confluence of teachings found in Shambhala, she now devotes her life to deep practice and diverse teaching within the Shambhala Buddhist community.