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Meditation: The Way of the Buddha

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Shambhala Online presents a six-week online course based on archival videos by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Although decades old, these archival talks from the summer of 1974 retain their original potency and are a reminder of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s incomparable skill at communicating Buddhist teachings to a Western audience. These short talks – from mindfulness practice, to awareness practice, to the realization of emptiness – will be supported by further commentary and facilitated discussion by some of today’s leading teachers of Buddhism in the West, many of whom were actually present during these talks in 1974, including:

This course also includes the possibility of connecting in-person (or online) with a local study group in cities and regions where there are multiple registrants.

Course Preview

View the video below for an overview of the course.

Course Details

The course is held on Sundays at 1pm Eastern Standard Time. Each session will be two hours long.
Live Session Dates: January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, & February 6, 2022
Access to course materials opens on December 26, 2021

Patron Price: $395
Full Tuition: $295
Subsidized Scholarship Tuition: $195
If the subsidized tuition is not possible for you, please email [email protected] and indicate what amount you can pay.
**No one will be turned away for lack of funds**

Register Now and discover the power of these timeless teachings from one of the most revered Buddhist teachers of our time.

Course Outline

January 2 Live Session – Meditation Instruction

With June Crow and Larry Mermelstein
The presentation of meditation practice as it was presented and recommended by the Buddha himself. Chögyam Trungpa Rincpche speaks about how he has personally gained wisdom and clarity from practicing meditation in this way.

January 9 Live Session – Shamatha or Abiding In Peace

With Dale Asrael and Marty Janowitz
An in-depth look at shamatha meditation practice. Topics include the individual nature of the Buddhist journey, the meaning of peace, and the understanding of meditation as a natural act that involves simplicity, precision, and directness.

January 16 Live Session – State of Mind

With June Crow and Dorje Loppön Lodrö Dorje
Chögyam Trunpa Rinpoche discusses sems, lodro, and rigpa – aspects of intelligence, or the mechanics of mind, as well as the development of ego through the five skandhas.

January 23 Live Session -Mid-Course Interview and Q&A

With Pema Chödron and Ashley Dinges
An interview between Pema Chödron and Ashley Dinges about the practice of mediation, as well as a Q&A session for participants about the course thus far.

January 30 Live Session – Vipashyana or Insight Meditation

With Gaylon Ferguson and Judith Simmer-Brown
How the practice of shamatha meditation naturally leads to the experience of vipashyana, or insight meditation. A discussion of mindfulness and awareness and how vipashyana experience leads to the experiential discovery of egolessness.

February 6 Live Session – The Dawn of Enlightenment

With Arawana Hayashi and Marty Janowitz
All of the talks are experiential. In the last talk, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche gives the audience a taste of the desolation and power of shunyata, or emptiness, and how this experience leads to the dawning of Buddha nature and the first glimpse of enlightenment. This session also will include a celebration of the collective accomplishment of practice and study!

Register Now!

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