Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun
with Jil Amadio
February 23 / 9:00 AM - February 24 / 5:30 PM
The vision of the Great Eastern Sun is the entrance into sacred world and the practice of creating an uplifted and sane society. This program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists.
The Sacred Path presents a vision of Shambhala as a living example of a sane society and introduces warriorship practices that extend the meditation training given in the first year of the Way of Shambhala. In particular, the Sacred Path introduces students to the first text of the Shambhala Terma, or treasure teachings. These treasure teachings present a societal vision and aspiration to help the world in these difficult times.
Prerequisites: Shambhala Training Levels I-V, the "In Everyday Life" series, and Rigden Weekend.
About Shastri Jil Amadio
Jil Amadio has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1989 and is a much-loved senior Shambhala teacher based at the Toronto Shambhala Meditation Centre. Known for her warm heart and keen insight, she provides support for teachers and meditation students. Jil served previously as Practice and Education Director in Toronto before being appointed Shastri, and is inspired to work towards creating regional unity while supporting the development of local leaders. Her career has been in communications, working in areas such as crisis and change management, corporate branding, and media skills training. She also sits on the board of an international NGO that works in child rights advocacy.
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