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A Year of Deepening in Compassion – Part II: The Joyful Snow Lion and the Paramitas is the second 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.
This course includes an exploration of Relative Bodhicitta and how we put our aspiration into action with the practice of the Paramitas.
Class 1 – The Paramita of Generosity with Marty Janowitz
Class 2 – The Paramita of Discipline with Emily Bower
Class 3 – The Paramita of Patience with Suzann Duquette
Class 4 – The Paramita of Exertion with Moh Hardin
Class 5 – The Paramita of Meditation with John Rockwell