Shambhala Training: Windhorse

with Acharya Jeremy Hayward

September 18 - 20, 2016

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.


Participants study the Vidyadhara's terma text, The Letter of the Black Ashe, which gives the instruction for "raising windhorse." The practice of windhorse opens the heart and refreshes one's confidence. It is a way to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur.

The program begins at 7:30pm on September 18th and ends around 5pm on September 20th. 

Special Funding Available

If you identify as a person of color , you may be eligible for special financial support to attend our retreats.


Completion of Levels I-V, the Everyday Life Series and Great Eastern Sun are required. Completion of Rigden Weekend and the Basic Goodness Series are strongly encouraged.


Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

This is the actual price of the program.

We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Please Note:
Price does not include accommodations.

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x3000). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

Online registration is not currently open.


About Acharya Jeremy Hayward

JEREMY HAYWARD received a PhD in physics from Cambridge University in 1965, and became a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1970. After living and practicing for three years at Karme Choling (then known as Tail Of The Tiger), Jeremy helped to found the Naropa University in 1974, under the guidance of Chögyam Trungpa. He was vice-president of the University for the first 10 years, and a Trustee for the next 12. In 1977 he helped to create the Shambhala Training program and has been a central figure in the development of the Shambhala teachings.

Jeremy has been a senior teacher in Shambhala since the seventies and has taught Buddhist and Shambhala programs and retreats across North America and Europe for forty years. He was appointed acharya in 1996, and was acharya-in-residence at Dechen Chöling from 1999 to 2005, and at Dorje Denma Ling from 2005 to 2012.

In 1995, Jeremy published a book on the Shambhala teachings: Sacred World, the Shambhala Path to Gentleness, Bravery and Power. He has also published three books on science and spirituality, the most recent being Letters to Vanessa, on Love Science and Awareness in an Enchanted World. And, in 2008, his memoirs of life with Trungpa Rinpoche were published by Wisdom Publications entitled, Warrior-King of Shambhala: Remembering Chögyam Trungpa.


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