with Christine Wetzl & Bobby Hudgins
Thu September 20th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMThu September 27th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMThu October 4th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMThu October 11th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMThu October 18th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMSat October 27th: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
In Room(s): Main Shrine Room
It is very fine to look back on the lives of the great spiritual teachers, but equally, it is not particularly romantic. They had the same problems and difficulties in searching for the teachings that we have in this century. So there's always hope for us all; we don't have particularly have to be born perfect. We could just be ordinary people; perfectly ordinary in the rugged sense; but equally we have a chance to develop spiritual understanding, as well as to attain enlightenment. ~Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche~
The Buddhist tradition has always stressed that the lineage of wisdom and realization can only be properly passed down through living teachers. This course, for those with some experience in meditation, will explore how teachers play a central role in transmitting the paths of study and practice to their students.
Aspects of the student-teacher relationship will be considered through various perspectives:and we will also introduce central lineage figures within the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, exploring how their life and teachings serve as up-to-date examples for us as practitioners working with obstacles within our present circumstances.
Required Lineage and Devotion Sourcebook will be available at registration for $25.
This class is appropriate for intermediate students. For further information please contact Evan Trimble: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Tuition: $90.00. Generosity Policy applies: The Austin Shambhala Center does not wish restricted finances ever to interfere with one’s ability to receive the teachings – If you need to arrange a payment plan or negotiate a reduced tuition, please make arrangements prior to the program by contacting Evan Trimble. Materials Fee of $25 for Sourcebook cannot be discounted.