Great Eastern Sun and Windhorse
Stephen Vosper and Melissa Robinson
March 19–22, 2013
Great Eastern Sun
In this program, we learn how to see the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists – the Great Eastern Sun. This retreat is an introduction to Shambhala, which is a living context for building a sane society. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level V
In Windhorse one receives the root text that gives the instruction for “raising Windhorse,” a practice which opens the heart and refreshes one’s confidence. One learns through this practice to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling one to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur. Prerequisite: Great Eastern Sun
Note: Cost of materials is included in the tuition fee.
Stephen Vosper has been practicing and studying the Shambhala and Buddhist paths for over three decades, and has been teaching in those traditions for more than 25 years.
Stephen is the chair of the Sakyong’s Advisory Panel on Shambhala Environments, and he has his own design firm, Fresh Space Studio in Boulder, Colorado, where he lives with his wife Jane.
Melissa began practicing in New York City in the early 1970’s. She and her family moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 1978 and she has been teaching in the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions since the 1980s. She and her husband retired to Northern Colorado in 2012 after sixteen years as the Resident Directors of Dorje Khyung Dzong Retreat Center.
Financial aid is available for this program.