Maitri: Five Wisdom Energies

with Edward Hargadon, Paul Benson, Jennifer Parde

September 21st—October 19th (2016)

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  • $100.00 Contributor Price
  • Pay what you can afford
Room: Main Shrine Room
Program Registration is Closed.

The five wisdom energies, also known as the five Buddha families, are both the building blocks of our egos and the expression of our wisdom. This class will allow us to experience these energies and explore their manifestation in the elements, in our emotions and in the phenomenal world. An icicle melting in the bright sun, a rotting log covered in moss and home to a great variety of bugs and plants, a crocus peaking out of the snow, all are manifestations of the Buddha family energies. So are various styles of architecture and the cities of the world, the various landscapes of the earth, and the view of outer space. The five wisdom energies work directly with the basic elements of experience: body, mind, emotions, and our surroundings. In 1971, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche created a meditation practice using five postures and five colors to evoke these energies so that we could learn to befriend emotions and ultimately develop unconditional love for ourselves and others. This training, based on the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, will include sitting meditation, posture practice, experiential work, talks and discussion.

This program is open and accessible to meditation practitioners at all levels.

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To support the work of the Center, we suggest a contribution to help cover program expenses and overall maintenance. We are happy to accept an offering in any amount that you can afford, either above or below the suggested level. Your financial contribution is not necessary in order to take programs. It's important to our mission that everyone who's inspired to go forward on the Shambhala Buddhist path has our complete support. We are thankful no matter what level you can give, for it is your presence that will improve the health and well-being of our Center.