Way of Shambhala II: Windhorse (Sacred Path)
with Shastri Marita McLaughlin
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.
During a series of visionary experiences that took place between 1976 and 1980, Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche wrote down what became known as the Shambhala texts. The Sacred Path of the Warrior is based on these texts and on the extensive commentaries Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche gave on these teachings and on how to practice them in modern times.
One studies the text that gives the instruction for “raising windhorse,” which opens the heart and refreshes one's confidence. The practice is a way to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur.
Pre-requisite: Great Eastern Sun
The Shambhala Meditation Center of Madison encourages program participants to pay what they can afford. People whose financial situation limits their ability to pay may contribute to the extent they are able. No one will be turned away for lack of payment.
Individuals who are not able to pay the full program fee should pre-register for programs online and indicate their request in the "notes" section provided. It is not necessary to provide an explanation. Individuals may also request that the program coordinator contact them personally.