A Time to Go Deeper: Core Foundational Teachings [Online]

with Gaylon Ferguson

March 6th

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    Price.:
  • $60 Program Price
  • $75 Patron Price
Room: SHAMBHALA LOS ANGELES - ONLINE MEETING

Core Foundational Teachings
March 6th
Led by Senior Teacher Gaylon Ferguson

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time
(9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time)

In the second retreat we will go deeper into where we begin, again and again. In the first presentations by the Buddha, he introduced many core teachings, particularly the Four Noble Truths. We are encouraged to realize the truth of suffering, understand the causes of suffering, and walk the path to liberation from suffering. Key to this journey are practices of contemplation and meditation.

All of our experiences become a good working basis for our journey towards understanding and going beyond ego.

The day includes in depth meditation instruction, sitting and walking meditation practice, with talks and discussion.

Readings will be drawn from The Profound Treasury of The Ocean of Dharma, Volume 1: The Path of Individual Liberation, edited by Judith L. Lief (Shambhala: 2013).

 

This offering is part three of a five-part series. To register for this specific offering, please click here.

To register for the entire series, please click here. Registration for this program is capped at 150 participants; so, if you are interested, register early!

 

Gaylon Ferguson, Ph.D., graduated from Exeter, Yale, and Stanford University. He received a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Stanford, where he was a Fulbright Fellow in Nigeria.

He is a Senior teacher in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and has led meditation retreats for 45 years.

Currently, he is core faculty in Religious Studies at Naropa University, and the author of Natural Wakefulness (2009) and Natural Bravery (2016). He has written the Foreword to a recent publication by Shambhala Publications, Black and Buddhist.

 

Zoom Access: This course will be offered online via Zoom at the dates and times (in Pacific Time Zone) listed above; use The Timezone Converter to determine your local class time. After registering for the course, you will receive instructions for joining course meetings.

To register for the entire series, please click here. Registration for this program is capped at 150 participants; so, if you are interested, register early!

This program is offered in collaboration with the following Shambhala Centers: Albuquerque, Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Tucson.


The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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