Program Details

Great Eastern Sun


with Sandra Ladley
June 29 / 9:00 AM - June 30 / 4:30 PM

"The way of the Great Eastern Sun is based on seeing that there is a natural source of radiance and brilliance in this world - which is the innate wakefulness of human beings."


This weekend program, the first in the Sacred Path series, teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. This level of training cultivates one's dignity and natural gifts, which can be used to widen one's sphere of compassionate influence.


The Sacred Path levels present a vision of Shambhala as a living context for building a sane society, and introduces further warriorship practices.  These are a natural extension to a second series of training for the Way of Shambhala. These additional practices are based on a societal vision and aspiration to help the world in these difficult times.


Prerequisites: Shambhala Training Levels I-V; recommended: the Everyday Life Series (MEDITATION in Everyday Life, CONTENTMENT in Everyday Life, JOY in Everyday Life, FEARLESSNESS in Everyday Life, and WISDOM in Everyday Life) and Rigden Weekend.


Sandra Ladley is a long-time meditation practitioner and a senior Shambhala Buddhist resident teacher for the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Program Director and a core faculty member for the Karuna Training program in Contemplative Psychology in North America. Sandra teaches Buddhist, Contemplative Psychology and Dharma Art programs internationally. She draws on experience as a teacher, counselor, and manager in business, technology, mental health, hospice, and creative arts settings to bring depth, warmth and humor to her teaching.

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