Windhorse and Samadhi
with Acharya Richard John
The pivotal point in the paths of mahamudra and dzogchen is the ability to recognize and rest in the nature of mind. This amazingly simple but elusive awareness is the root of all vajrayana generation and completion practices: sadhanas, the yogas, and the direct path of wisdom. In Shambhala, this recognition can be further empowered and applied to daily life and activities through the practice of rousing windhorse.
In this weekend intensive, we will explore the link between the inner meditative path of awakening—which is dependent upon samadhi--and the outer path of manifesting enlightened society--the practical vision of the bodhisattva-warrior.
The program is open to all Shambhala tantrikas. Participants are asked to commit to the entire program.
Registration starts at 6:30 pm on Friday evening.
Includes a Werma feast on Sunday.
Suggested Donation: $175/$140 if prepaid by August 23
An early student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard was appointed an acharya (senior teacher) by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, and for many years has taught Shambhala Buddhist programs internationally. A longtime friend and teacher for the Shambhala Center of Washington DC, Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Canada.