The Joyful Snow Lion & The Paramitas: A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part II

December 10th—January 21st

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing affection for ourselves and expands this to others, dissolving the barriers that divide us. To support this practice, the Shambhala Acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage.

    Throughout the year, the main practice is tonglen, which will be taught by Ani Pema Chodron. The year’s teachings are divided into four seasonal themes. Every three months a new course will begin but the program will be continuous. Within each season, acharyas will be offering talks that relate to that topic with their own personal approach.

    The themes for the four seasons echo the virtues of the Four Dignities of the Shambhala Path.


    The Joyful Snow Lion & The Paramitas, is the second course of the four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. This course includes an exploration of Relative Bodhicitta and how we put our aspiration into action with the practice of the Paramitas.


    It also includes:

    • Five classes of recorded talks with an acharya.

    • Readings and book suggestions to deepen our understanding of these teachings

    • Contemplations to help us integrate these fundamental teachings into our daily lives

    • A discussion forum.


    December 10th: Generosity with Acharya Marty Janowitz (preceded by a short recorded intro talk with Acharya Chapman)

    December 17th: Discipline with Acharya Emily Bower

    January 7th: Patience with Acharya Suzann Duquette

    January 14th: Exertion with Acharya Moh Hardin

    January 21st: Dhyana: Meditation and Course Conclusion, with Acharya John Rockwell


    Coming Soon!:

    The Fearless Garuda—Emptiness & Absolute Bodhicitta: A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part III