Program Details

Great Eastern Sun & Windhorse

with Brett Ferrigan
March 8 / 6:30 PM - March 10 / 5:00 PM

This combined program is the first in the Sacred Path Series following the Rigden Weekend.

During this weekend, you will learn how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists; an introduction to membership in Shambhala—a living context for building a sane society.

You will also study the text that gives the instruction for “raising windhorse,” which opens the heart and refreshes one’s confidence. The practice is a way to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur.


The Shambhala Heart of Warriorship (Levels I-V), the Everyday Life Series and
Rigden Weekend (or the intention to attend Rigden Weekend in the future).


Please register early.  Materials for this program are ordered from Canada and shipping takes about a week.  Registration closes March 1st.


Regular Price: 0 members; 5 non-members

Early Bird: 0 members; 5 non-members.  Register online by February 23, 2018, to enjoy reduced pricing.

Repeat price: (For those who have already taken this program.)

There is also a materials fee.


This program will take place at the location of the Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group: 1899 NE 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL  32609.  Breakfast and lunch are provided on Saturday and Sunday.  Usually we go out to a nearby restaurant as a group on Saturday evening (additional details will be provided on your welcome email which is sent a few days before the start of the event).


If you are coming from out-of-town, we will do our best to house you with sangha members.  We also have limiited accommodations at the center for a nominal fee.  Please indicate your needs on your registration form at least two weeks in advance.


No one is turned away from a program for lack of funds.  Contact Jan Snyder, our Group Coordinator, for information about our Generosity Policy.

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