Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior book group

with Alexandra Vlasic & Kate Raddock

April 30th—May 28th

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    There is a basic human wisdom that can help solve the world’s problems. It doesn’t belong to any one culture or region or religious tradition—though it can be found in many of them throughout history. It’s what Chögyam Trungpa called the sacred path of the warrior. The sacred warrior conquers the world not through violence or aggression but through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge. The warrior discovers the basic goodness of human life and radiates that goodness out into the world for the peace and sanity of others. That’s what the Shambhala teachings are all about, and this is the book that has been presenting them to a wide and appreciative audience for more than thirty years.

    Over this five part class we will study and discuss the first five chapters of this important text. Come to as many of the classes as you can -- you don't have to sign up for all 5!  Sliding Scale Suggested Fee: $10-$25 per class

    April 30: Chapter 1 - Creating Englightened Society
    May 7: Chapter 2 - Discovering Basic Goodness
    May 14: Chapter 3 - The Genuine Heart of Sadness
    May 21: Chapter 4 - Fear and Fearlessness
    May 28: Chapter 5 - Synchronizing Mind and Body

    Some copies of the book are available for loan at the Center. Otherwise, copies may be purchased at Bear Pond Books or other booksellers.

    About the Teachers
    Alex Vlasic has been practicing meditation and studying dharma within the Shambhala Buddhist lineage for 8 years. She is a facilitator, writer, Shambhala teacher, and assistant teacher to the UnTraining White Liberal Racism program. She also serves as co-facilitator for Shambhala's White Awareness Council. She lives in Plainfield, VT with her partner Kate.

    Kate Raddock has been a practicing student of the Shambhala lineage since 2011. Kate is a massage therapist, energy worker, nature-lover, Shambhala teacher and a hoot. She lives in Plainfield, VT with her partner Alex.

    Reviews of Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

    "Trungpa's warrior is a most appealing figure, embodying qualities that every spiritual tradition would hold dear. The principal discipline recommended here—being genuine moment after moment—allows one to discover the magic inherent in phenomena, where the synchronization of body and mind becomes an attunement to the natural order." —Yoga Journal

    "Shambhala provides a clear depiction of the results and, thus, the reasons for meditation practice as a source of strength for daily living and spiritual growth." —Body, Mind & Spirit