Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse and Drala
Shastri Iris Ramos
February 27–March 4, 2015
The Sacred Path program further inspires the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness in our daily lives. In particular, it nurtures our natural ability to experience the world as sacred and our aspiration to create an enlightened society. We learn how to see the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists – the Great Eastern Sun. We receive the root text that gives the instruction for “Raising Windhorse,” a practice which opens the heart and refreshes our confidence. We learn to connect with drala, the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression, and engage the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world.
Participating in this week-long Sacred Path program allows students to deepen their experience of the Shambhala teachings in a retreat environment. Come for the entire week, or register for an individual level.
This program will run until dinner on the day of departure. Want to stay an extra night? Take advantage of a 25% discount by selecting “Add Extra Night” in the upper right corner of the lodging options.
Prerequisite: Completion of Shambhala Training Level V, Rigden Weekend, and the Way of Shambhala class series.
The tuition for this program includes a $60 materials fee.
Great Eastern Sun
February 27-28, 2015
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.
February 28- March 2, 2015
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.
March 2- 4, 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.
Shastri Ramos, a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1990, has been teaching Shambhala Training since 2000 and was appointed Shastri in 2012. She is also a teacher of Ikebana. For the last 30 years, Shastri Ramos has held a private practice in Clincial Social Work with a specialty in children and family therapies. She currently resides in Austin, Texas.
Financial aid is available for this program.