Program Details

Sacred Path II: Windhorse


with Jonathan Barbieri
November 2 / 9:00 AM - November 3 / 6:00 PM

Between 1976 and 1980, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche received four Shambhala treasure teachings, or terma. In the Windhorse weekend, participants receive and study one of these texts, The Letter of the Black Ashe, as well as Trungpa Rinpoche's extensive commentaries.


Participants also receive the instruction for “raising windhorse,” which opens the heart and refreshes one's confidence. This 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.


Prerequisite: Completion of “Sacred Path I: Great Eastern Sun"


Material fee: The root text The Letter of the Black Ashe and the Windhorse source book are required and will be handed out during the weekend. The total cost for these two texts is .


About the Sacred Path
The Sacred Path series deepens the warrior's journey by introducing the root Shambhala teachings and their commentaries. The teachings are based on a societal vision and aspiration to bring forth the goodness of human beings as well as the goodness of human society.


Jonathan Barbieri (Ft. Collins, CO) has been teaching in the Shambhala community for thirty-five years. In addition to livelihood endeavors which include consulting to businesses, non-profits and workforce development organizations, he has created training programs to bring mindfulness to businesses, public agencies and formerly homeless people. After meeting the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, at Tail of the Tiger in the early 1970’s, he has served in a number of positions in the Shambhala Community including CFO at Naropa Institute and Shambhala Center Director for Boston, Fort Collins and Shambhala Mountain Center.


*We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for you in your current situation, and offer what you can. Your generosity in offering whatever you can is greatly appreciated. For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.

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