Rigden Weekend: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Michael Greenleaf

August 24th—August 26th (2018)

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  • $250 Program Price
  • $280 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford
  • ($40.00 Material Fee included in each price.)

The contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom explored in the Way of Shambhala culminates in unconditional confidence. The Rigden is a representation of our basic enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional bravery. Historically, Rigdens were enlightened rulers — those who could rule their world based on their unwavering experience of basic goodness. This weekend workshop introduces the teachings of enlightened leadership.

With the great problems now facing human society, it seems increasingly important to find simple ways to bring compassionate and strong leadership to the world, even in small ways. This weekend emphasizes genuine confidence and steadfastness in facing the world's challenges and includes a formal transmission of windhorse practice, and study of the Six Ways of Ruling.


Completed Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky and Way of Shambhala Course 5: Wisdom in Everyday Life or completion of the Sacred Path program and some introductory Buddhist classes.

Further Information

Discounted price available for those who are redoing the program.

Note: If you cannot afford to pay the full program fee, see our generosity policy.

Online Registration

Please register for this program in advance by clicking on the "Click here to register" link below. After filling out the online registration form, you will have the option of paying online through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account.  If you prefer not to pay online, you can pay by cash or cheque at the beginning of the program.

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