Sacred Path - Great Eastern Sun

with Alexander DeVaron

September 21st—September 22nd

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    Room: BSMC

    Prerequisite: Completion of Level V - Open Sky.

    Great Eastern Sun builds on the teachings of basic goodness, “cocoon”, fearlessness,  inquisitiveness, and openness in the Heart of Warriorship series (Shambhala Training Levels I-V) and introduces how to see the primordial energy and brilliance that is always radiating and available to us — the Great Eastern Sun.

    During a series of visionary experiences that took place between 1976 and 1980, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote down what became known as the “Shambhala root texts”. These Shambhala teachings present a societal vision and aspiration to help the world manifest a good human society in difficult times.

    Great Eastern Sun is the first in a series of weekend retreats called “The Sacred Path” during which these teachings are explored and experienced. The Sacred Path also introduces further warriorship practices that complement our meditation practice and further cultivate our inherent brilliance, confidence, and dignity.

    The vision of the Great Eastern Sun and the Great Eastern Sun teachings are the entrance into “sacred world” and continues the warrior’s journey of helping to create an uplifted, kind, and caring society and world. 

    In Birmingham, local students are encouraged to gather as a group at the Center to participate in this program

    This program is offered as a Revenue Sharing Course with Shambhala Online.  Register with Shambhala Online on this page and enter the unique code: 2024GES50

    Generosity Policy applies:  The Birmingham Shambhala Center does not wish restricted finances ever to interfere with one’s ability to receive the teachings. 

    • If paying the full price presents an obstacle to your participation, please use the “Pay what you can” option for registering, filling in the box with the price you are paying.  You can pay online with PayPal or a credit/debit car, or pay the amount at the door.
    • If you need to arrange a payment plan,  please make arrangements prior to the program by contacting Nick Buckner at [email protected].
    • For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.