Upcoming Programs and Events

  • CAD $100.00 – Program Price
  • CAD $125.00 – Patron Price

Date & Time Details: Five Wednesday evenings starting September 18, ending October 16, 2019. 7pm to 9 pm

Location: Kootenay Shambhala Centre,

Address: 812 Stanley Street, Nelson

Sally Mackenzie
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250 359-7984

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A Year of Deepening Compassion (Part 2) “The Joyful Snow Lion: The First 5 Paramitas”

September 18 - October 16, 2019

This class is open to everyone.

The focus of this program is Relative Bodhicitta.

Relative bodhicitta is our ability to keep our hearts and minds open to suffering without shutting down. It is the development of compassionate intention and activity and includes the practice of the first five paramitas: generosity, discipline, patience, exertion and meditation.

“Relative bodhicitta comes from the simple and basic experience of realizing that you could have a tender heart in any situation.” – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

The course includes readings and book suggestions to deepen understanding of these teachings as well as contemplations to help integrate these fundamental teachings into our daily lives. It will include meditation instruction and instruction in tonglen, a meditation technique that brings compassion to difficult situations and opens them up.”

The format is five online talks, each taught by a different Acharya. There will be opportunities for discussion.