Upcoming Programs and Events

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

Date & Time Details: Wednesday evenings 7 to 9 pm

Location: Kootenay Shambhala Centre,

Address: 812 Stanley Street

Sally Mackenzie
250 359-7984

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The Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta Part 3

October 23 - November 20, 2019

This course is the third of a four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings.
The power of the Mahayana comes from its clarity regarding the true nature of reality. This clarity is described as penetrating insight (prajna) that sees that the world is actually different from what we habitually think it is. Instead of assuming that beings, objects and systems are solid, truly existing independently, the bodhisattva sees that everything is empty of concepts and reference points (shunyata). Everything depends upon everything else, and phenomena arise interdependently (pratityasamutpada). This pivotal insight changes everything, bringing tremendous joy and freedom to the path. This is absolute bodhicitta, the fertile basis of the compassion of the bodhisattva.
Join us in this wonderful opportunity to hear many of our most learned teachers and to gather together as a community to practice and contemplate the profound Mahayana.
Five Talks October 9 – Going beyond Concept: Prajna and Absolute Bodhicitta
with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
October 16 – Heart Sutra: Twenty-five Lines On How to Practice Prajña Paramita
with Acharya David Schneider
October 23 – Wisdom and the Great Mother: Mahayana Feminine Principle
with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
October 30 – Glimpses of Sunyana
with Acharya Melissa Moore
November 6 – Prajna & Compassion: From Empathy to Compassion
with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown