Program Details

Sacred Path: Meek & Perky

with Betsy Pond
March 29 / 7:00 PM - March 31 / 6:00 PM

“The four dignities” are introduced as a path and a process, which describe a warrior's maturing and widening sphere of benevolent engagement in the world. The training in the dignities allows one to maintain awareness and delight at each stage.

Meek is a study of the grounded, humble and gentle beginning stages of a warrior's journey. Here one trains to overcome arrogance, and to understand the effects of one's actions.

Perky focuses on cultivating sharp, vibrant and uplifted energy through natural discipline. Overcoming the trap of doubt, the warrior of perky is able to accomplish his or her activities with a sense of nobility and ease.


Betsy Pond's involvement with Shambhala began in 1990 when she began looking for meditation teachings and found a small group that met in a boxcar in San Antonio. Her 35 years as a psychotherapist provids extensive experience as a clinician, leading groups and providing talks and teachings in professional and educational settings. Betsy is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and in 2010 was invited to fill the role of Shastri in San Antonio. She teaches meditation and leads programs on the inherent goodness and sanity, wisdom and decency of humanity and society as presented in the Shambhala Buddhist teachings.
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