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Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse, Drala

with Beate Kirchhof Schlage
November 10 / 4:00 PM - November 17 / 9:00 AM

Open to people who have completed Shambhala Levels 1 -5, the Sacred Path introduces more practices based on a societal vision which emphasises caring about others. They cultivate the dignity and natural gifts that allow everyone to develop compassion and expand their practical sphere of influence. The Sacred Path is based on texts received by Chögyam Trungpa in visionary experiences between 1976 and 1980 (termas) and the commentaries that he wrote.

The Sacred Path

Great Eastern Sun

This programme teaches 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.


One studies 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.


Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression.


Arrival day (November 10): Orientation talk at 8 pm. You're invited to come from 4 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6.45 pm.

End of program (November 16): Closing circle and Banquet in the evening.

Departure day (November 17): You may leave anytime (no programme). You're welcome to stay for lunch.

This programme is taught in English. Free translation into French, but other languages need to be confirmed. Important: We need 2 months notice of translation requests. If you are registering late, please contact us directly about translation.

Please note : There is an additional material fee for this course which is not included in the price displayed below. The amount is approximately €55.


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