Online Acharya Talk: A Year of Deepening in Compassion

June 2nd—August 4th

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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.

    June 2 - Paramita of Practice and Generosity

    Suggested reading:

    The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma Book 2: The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion by Chögyam Trungpa:  Part 2 Chapter 4 “Awakening Your Enlightened Genes” (pp 69-77)  &  Part 6 Chapter 27 “Generosity” (pp 206-213)

    Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion by Pema Chödrön: Chapter 69 “Generosity”

    Becoming Bodhisattvas: A Guidebook for Compassionate Action formerly published as No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva by Pema Chödrön:  “Developing a Clear Intention” (pp 1 – 25) & “Preparing the Ground” (pp 25-34).

    June 23 - Paramita of Discipline

    July 7 - Paramita of Patience

    July 28 - Paramita of Exertion

    August 4 - Samadi