Shambhala Sacred Path: Golden Key with Valerie Lorig

Sangyum Valerie Lorig and Cynthia Kneen

May 13–16, 2010

Tuition $195 + 3 nights

Drawing wisdom from The Letter of the Golden Key, a Shambhala root text that addresses our relationship to the material world and our sense perceptions, we will learn the practice of enriching presence—the ability to instantly sense the inner wealth within ourselves, phenomena and the natural world.

Prerequisite: Outrageous & Inscrutable

Valerie Lorig, a practitioner of Buddhism and Shambhala since the 1970’s, teaches at Shambhala centers nationally and at Naropa University. As a Hakomi practitioner, her current work includes exploring the union of meditative practices with mindfulness-based psychology. A long-time student of Trungpa Rinpoche, her passion for the Shambhala principles of merging mindfulness and awareness with daily life developed from extensive study with the Vidyadhara and continues with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Sangyum Valerie Lorig

Sangyum Valerie Lorig, M.Ed, LPC, has been a practitioner of Buddhism and Shambhala since the 1970s and teaches at Shambhala Centers internationally. Trained by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and empowered as a Sangyum, she is a holder of the feminine principle in Shambhala. A teacher at Naropa University in the Contemplative Psychology Department, she integrates meditative disciplines with contemplative psychology. As  a contemplative psychotherapist at Auspicious Coincidence Counseling  she uses  Mindfulness and Awareness, Hakomi, EMDR, and Brainspotting to help clients connect with their innate basic goodness.


Cynthia Kneen

Cynthia Kneen is a long-time practitioner of Buddhism and Shambhala under the guidance of Trungpa Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and others. A meditation instructor and author of the award-winning book Awake Mind, Open Heart and best-selling CDs Shambhala Warrior Training, she has just completed three years training in Italy in dharmic theater with an emphasis on clown.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.