Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse and Drala
Adana Barbieri and Shastri Jon Barbieri
January 24–29, 2014
The tuition for the entire week includes a $60 materials fee for the Windhorse level.
The Sacred Path program continues to deal with bringing the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness into daily life. In particular, it is designed to nurture the student’s natural ability to experience the world as sacred and his or her aspiration to create an enlightened society. Participating in these three Sacred Path levels in a row allows the student to deepen her or his experience of these teachings in a retreat environment. Come for the entire week by pressing the “Register Now” button above, or register for an individual level below. Prerequisites apply.
Great Eastern Sun
January 24-25, 2014
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 marks the beginning of the Sacred Path, which introduces further practices of warriorship.
Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level V; Rigden Weekend; the Way of Shambhala class series.
Recommended: Basic Goodness class series.
January 25-27, 2014
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
The tuition for Windhorse includes a $60 materials fee
January 27-29, 2014
Through exploring the depths 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.
Please note: Subsidized Rate & Financial Aid cannot be combined. If you select the Subsidized Rate and apply for Financial Aid, we will be unable to consider your financial aid application.
Adana Barbieri is a senior teacher and student of Shambhala, having begun her studies initially with the Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche in Boulder in 1974. She has served in various capacities at SMC, most recently as the Director of Community Health and Well Being. She is a founding partner of DralaGroup, LLC, which is working to develop a model for contemplative cohousing communities. Adana is also a founding member and the Executive Director of Courageous Women, Fearless Living a non-profit organization that runs retreats for women touched by cancer.
Shastri Jonathan Barbieri is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Lineage who has taught Buddhist and Shambhala trainings extensively throughout North America for over 30 years. Jon has been engaged in several livelihood pursuits including consulting with cities and counties on workforce development, creating contemplative co-housing communities, and, most recently, teaching Mindfulness programs to public agencies and businesses. He was formerly the Executive Director of Shambhala Mountain Center.
Financial aid is available for this program.