Program Details

Vivid Awareness

with Jerry Webster
August 6 / 7:00 PM - August 27 / 9:00 PM

Prerequisite: This program is open to Members of the Shambhala Center. (To learn about membership, click here.)

Revered 20th century meditation master Khenpo Gangshar offered teachings on joy and suffering, resting the mind, and cultivating equanimity in the most challenging times.

Join us for this guided study of the book Vivid Awareness with senior teacher Jerry Webster, who will unpack Khenpo Gangshar's insights and author Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche's commentary for our contemporary lives.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Shambhala Center.

From the back cover of Vivid Awareness:
"In the summer of 1957, the revered Buddhist teacher and scholar Khenpo Gangshar foresaw the difficulties that would soon fall upon Tibet and began teaching in a startling new way that enabled all those who heard him to use the coming difficulties as the path of Dharma practice. The teaching consisted of the essential points of mahamudra and dzogchen, both view and practice, presented in a way that made them easy for anyone to use, even in the most difficult of circumstances.

Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche was one of the grateful recipients of these teachings, which he regards as among the most important he has ever been given. He transmits them here, for the benefit of all of us who strive to practice in challenging times. They include contemplations on the ephemeral nature of both joy and suffering, meditations for resting the mind, and guidance for cultivating equanimity in any situation."

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