Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse, and Drala - The Shambhala Sacred Path

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

February 26 - March 5

Mukpo Institute This program may be taken on its own or as part of the Mukpo Institute, a three-month residential program.


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.

The beauty of this retreat is the depth to which the power of windhorse and the magical quality of drala can be explored and experienced. The topics are completely interrelated and meant to be understood as a whole. Therefore we encourage full participation.

Great Eastern Sun

The vision of the Great Eastern Sun is the entrance into sacred world and the practice of creating an uplifted and sane society. This program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists.

Windhorse

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.

Drala

Through exploring the depth 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.

These programs may be taken individually or as one continuous retreat.

Arrival and Departure

Please plan on arriving between 3 - 6pm on February 26, 2018, for check-in and registration. Dinner is at 6:30pm. Program begins at 7:30pm. March 5, 2018, is departure day. You are free to leave at any time.

Prerequisites:

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


Pricing

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.

FULL PRICE: $960
Those who can are encouraged to register using this option.

DISCOUNT PRICE: $780
To encourage all to study, we offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price. Charitable donations provide the funding to make this pricing option available. We thank our donors for their generosity.

Financial Aid

Karmê Chöling offers interest-free payment plans, scholarships, and other financial assistance.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

Online registration is not currently open.


Teachers

About Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell has been a student, teacher, and leader on the Shambhala Buddhist path for over 40 years, under the guidance of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. His inspiration is to open the heart and senses through meditation and find innate awareness within everyday life, the natural world, and the challenges of awakening society. He teaches Daoist qigong as taught by Eva Wong to uncover the natural unity of body, energy, and awareness. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his wife, Rhiannon Wells, and travels internationally to teach.  

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