Art of War

with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette

November 29 - December 1, 2013

Sun Tzu - The Art of War

In Sun Tzu’s Art of War, we meet the Sage Commander, an extraordinary example of human skill – a warrior who is in tune with larger patterns, with discipline we can emulate and practice. This weekend program will explore the wisdom of Sun Tzu’s Art of War. Through the introduction of key themes, such as “taking whole,” and using contemplations and discussion, we will explore questions such as: How does this 2,500-year-old text apply to working with ourselves and others in today’s world? How is it similar to and different from a spiritual approach? What is its practicality? Sessions will include talks, discussion, experiential exercises, and brief sessions of meditation that support inquiry ito the “victories of the military lineage,” which cannot be transmitted in advance.

The Program will begin Friday evening at 7:30pm end Sunday afternoon at 4pm.

We are pleased to be able to offer a 50% discount to those who have taken this program with Acharya Duquette before whether here at Karmê Chöling or elsewhere. Please contact the front desk at or  (802) 633-2384 to take advantage of this discount.


Karmê Chöling offers 2 price options for this program.
Please choose the option that works best for you.

Patron Price: $360
This price covers 100% of Karmê Chöling's operational cost for the program and supports financial aid for other participants. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Karmê Chöling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Karmê Chöling.

Base Price: $300
This cost covers 80% of operating costs for the program reflecting Karmê Chöling's commitment to keeping programs affordable. We fundraise to cover the remaining program costs.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

It is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.

Scholarship and Financial Aid resources are available to make dharma accessible to people in all circumstances. We offer different ways for overcoming financial obstacles here.

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About Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette

Suzann is an Acharya, a senior teacher and representative of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  She has been a student, leader, and teacher in the Shambhala lineage since 1974. A former co-director of Karmê Chöling, Suzann is currently Resident Acharya for the center and a core faculty member of Karmê Chöling’s Mukpo Institute. She is also Rupa Acharya. In this position, she is responsible for maintaining and fostering the sacred ceremonial and liturgical forms of Shambhala.

Acharya Duquette teaches widely. She respects the power of embodiment in bringing conceptual learning to manifestation, and emphasizes body awareness and disciplines in all her teaching. The Acharya is a Qigong instructor in the lineage of Eva Wong, a Lujong or Warrior Exercises instructor in the lineage of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, Rinpoche, and a Mudra Space Awareness teacher in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. She lives with her husband, Jan, in Barnet, where they own a bed and breakfast, Blue Skies Guesthouse.

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