Meeting Shambhala—An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

with Walker Blaine

December 16th—December 19th

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  • $20 Program Price
  • $30 Patron Price
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Room: Windhorse Room

Join us for a three-evening introduction to the outlook and practice of Shambhala Buddhism. We will begin with review sitting meditation and look at its relationship with basic goodness and The Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage. We will learn about and do the practice of lhasang, the ceremony to join vision and practicality in body and mind through offering juniper smoke.

This short course will give an overview of key components of the Shambhala path, both from the point of view of essential teachings such as basic goodness, warriorship, drala, and windhorse; and from the point of view of the progression of practices that help us realize the meaning of those teachings, including an overview of Shambhala’s vajrayana path. As a support for this, we will look at the image of the primordial Rigden and the Shambhala lineage tree, and their relationship to the two Sakyongs.

The topics of these three talks are interwoven and ought to be heard as a group.
Talk One: Defining Lineage, Basic Goodness, Sitting Meditation, and the Rigden
Talk Two: The Rigdens & Dharmarajas, Gesar and Drala, the Mukpo Lineage Teachings
Talk Three: Windhorse, Shambhala Buddhism, and the Path


Anyone who has interest in the Shambhala path can join this program.


Walker Blaine has studied and practiced in the Shambhala tradition for 35 years. For the last ten years, his primary focus in the community has been background support of the Shambhala path through composition of practice instructions, program support, transcription coordination, Tibetan translation work, and caring for the texts and instructions of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Walker’s ebook, The Great River of Blessings an account of the Rinchen Terdzö received by the Sakyong in the winter of 2008-2009,  can be downloaded here.  His two CDs of Buddhist music can be sampled on iTunes. In 2016 he premiered a five-act Shambhala comedy, Norbu and the Mystery of the Missing Ratna.

OPEN to ALL by Donation- $20 suggested.