Awakening Your Five Wisdom Energies (In Person)

with John McQuade

August 17th—August 18th

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  • $150.00 Program Price
  • $100.00 Register for Saturday Only
  • $100.00 Whole Program - Generosity Policy Fee
  • $75.00 Saturday Only - Generosity Policy Fee
Room: Meditation Hall

Open to meditation practitioners of all levels of experience.

This traditional Vajrayana Buddhist teaching is part of the Contemplative Psychology program at Naropa University but is rarely presented at Shambhala Centers. This is a rare opportunity to experience this practice that is not to be missed!

Also known as the five Buddha families, these teachings are about how we can transform neurosis into wisdom. Working in the spacious and accommodating environment of Maitri, or loving kindness, one can begin to access the wisdom found at the heart of one’s most confused and difficult states of mind.

As well as meditation, personal and group process the weekend includes posture practices created by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche as a meditation practice for his Western students. The postures evoke the energies and experience of our innate wisdom, which we will express through various spontaneous simple Dharma art practices.

Morning and afternoon tea is provided. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or visit one of the many restaurants in the neighbourhood.


About Your Teacher
John McQuade is a Vajrayana practitioner and a certified Five Wisdom teacher. He teaches the contemplative arts and has co-authored two books on contemplative photography: Looking and Seeing, Heart of Photography.