Study the Shambhala Lineage Chant

with William Wooding & Frank Ryan

April 19th—May 3rd (2018)

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  • $108 Patron
  • $54 Sustaining
  • $36 Supporting
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Room: Main Shrine Room

This 3-week exploration into the Shambhala lineage uses one of our daily chants as a basis for learning and discussion.

The Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage is one of the most important and frequently chanted liturgies in our tradition. This week program will explore the various figures in the chant and what it means to supplicate them in our practice. We'll learn about the individuals and principles who have overcome confusion, wrong-doing, and obstacles of all kinds to blaze a path for us to follow.

This class is based on material from the online class "Shambhala Lineage Supplication: A Short Course" by Walker Blaine, the Master of Liturgies to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Class One (led by Bill Wooding): The Structure of the Shambhala Lineage chant
An exploration of the structure of the four stanzas of the chant in terms of the various wisdom strains of Shambhala Buddhism which includes the Shambhala termas, the Nyingma tradition, Kagyü tradition, and warrior tradition of Gesar of Ling.

Class Two (led by Frank Ryan): Closer look at the Lineages of Shambhala Buddhism
While the initial class provided an overview of the Shambhala Lineage chant, this class goes into more depth in terms of the respective wisdom lineage strains.

Class Three (led by Bill Wooding): Actual path of Shambhala Buddhism
Everyone naturally has basic goodness but how do we fully realize and actualize this goodness?  The profound path of awakening bodhicitta, cultivating the view of emptiness, revealing the joy of luminosity, and transmitting awareness-wisdom.  The fruition is to realize our nature as the Rigden.

*Note: this is not a drop-in course, it's best of you can commit to all three weeks of teachings and discussion.