The Path of Transformation

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

October 23rd—November 13th

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    Price:
  • $85.00 Program Price
  • $108.00 Patron Price
  • $35.00 Student Price
Room: Shrine Hall

The Vajrayana path is a powerful method that can bring deep understanding of our nature as human beings.   Deeply integrated with meditation and compassion practice, it helps us to see the world clearly and develop skillful means to create benefit for the world.  Using imagery and metaphor it harnesses both intellect and intuition to quicken our journey on the path to enlightenment.  

Each class will have guided meditation practice, a talk on Vajrayana and discussion.  We will get a flavor of Vajrayana practices through class exercises.  Optional readings will include Journey Without Goal and the Treasury of the Profound Ocean of Dharma, both by Chogyam Trungpa, and Words of My Precious Teacher by Patrul Rinpoche.

The class will occur on 4 weeknights with one Saturday of talks and discussion mixed with a more intensive practice opportunity on November 9.  An established meditation practice is recommended, but all are welcome to attend.

The instructor is Shastri Mark Blumenfeld, a student of Shambhala Buddhism and who studied Vajrayana teachings with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and other teachers deeply trained in the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition.  He has been teaching classes in meditation and leading retreats since 1990.