Online Acharya Talk: A Year of Deepening in Compassion

March 17th—May 12th

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    The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing affection for ourselves and expands this to others, dissolving the barriers that divide us. To support this practice, the Shambhala Acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year-long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage.

    Through Shambhala Online, these talks will begin on February 2019 and conclude January 2020. Throughout the year, the main practice is tonglen, which will be taught by Ani Pema Chodron with both a guided meditation and an audio talk that will be posted on the home page for the course. Additionally, live online talks by acharyas will introduce and support other practices of the Mahayana.

    There is no charge for this program, due to a generous donation by a SD center member.

    March 17 - Tonglen with Acharya Pema Chodron

    Suggested readings:

    Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chögyam Trungpa:
    Point 2 (Relative Bodhicitta Slogans), 7. Sending and Taking should be practiced alternately. These two should ride the breath.

    The Places that Scare You by Pema Chödrön, Chapter 9 “Tonglen”

    March 31- Intro to Four Limitless Ones and Equinimity

    Suggested readings:

    The Places that Scare You by Pema Chödrön: Chapter 12: “Thinking Bigger” and Chapter 13: “Meeting the Enemy”

    Ruling Your World by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: Chapter 17, “The Confidence of Equanimity”

    Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume 2 The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche: p. 75,  Sections on Equanimity and the Aims of the Four Limitless Ones

    April 7Lovingkindness

    May 5 - Compassion

    Suggested readings:

    Chögyam Trungpa, Training the Mind. “Bodhicitta”

    Pema Chödron, The Places that Scare You. Chapter 8 (Compassion)

    Chögyam Trungpa, Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma. The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion. Chapter 12 (Planting the Moon of Bodhi in Your Heart); Chapter 13 ( Cultivating a Mahayana Mentality)

    May 12 - Sympathetic Joyl