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A Year of Deepening in Compassion – Part I: The Four Limitless Ones

Explore this recorded Shambhala Online course at your own pace.

About the Series

A Year of Deepening in Compassion – Part I: The Four Limitless Ones is the first course in a four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings.

The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing affection for ourselves and then expands this affection to others, dissolving the barriers that divide us. To support this practice, Shambhala senior teachers taught a year-long course with contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. 

Throughout this four-part series, the main practice is tonglen, taught by Ani Pema Chödrön with a guided meditation and an audio talk that is posted in all four courses. There are also additional teachings to introduce and support other practices of the Mahayana. 

Within this series, divided into four seasonal themes, teachers offer talks that relate to each topic with their own personal approach. The themes for the four seasons echo the virtues of the Four Dignities of the Shambhala Path: Tiger, Lion, Garuda and Dragon.

About the Course

Part I – The Four Limitless Ones

This course includes tonglen instruction, an audio talk by Pema Chödrön and an introduction to The Four Limitless Ones.

  • Six recorded classes, led by different teachers
  • Readings and book suggestions to deepen your understanding of these teachings
  • Contemplations to help you integrate these fundamental teachings into your daily life

Course Topics

Class 1  – Shamatha and Maitri: Establishing the Foundations for our Mahayana Journey with Susan Chapman

Class 2 – Introduction to Tonglen with Pema Chödrön

Class 3 – Equanimity with Eve Rosenthal

Class 4 – Loving Kindness with Fleet Maull

Class 5 – Compassion with Dale Asrael

Class 6 – Sympathetic Joy with Dan Hessey




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