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Teaching Programme July 2017-early 2018

We are very fortunate that Shambhala International are reaching out to help us with teaching, and that 3 senior teachers are planning to visit South Africa over the coming months. 7th – 9th July 2017 Rachel Faro will teaching Level IV in Joburg. Rachel Faro is one of the first students of Chogyam Trungpa. She … Continue 

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Shambhala Art and Meditation Retreat

For a week at the beginning of January, a group of us attended a Shambhala Art and Meditation Retreat at Fynbos Estate, near Malmesbury. Mary Anne Botha – a trained Shambhala art teacher – led the retreat, along with Andras Hajdu, who joined her from France as a co-director. Nicola Savage and Delany Middleton provided … Continue 

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Shambhala Sadhana 2017

A Sadhana is a profound form of practice which includes meditation, visualization, recitation of verses and mantras. Central to Tibetan Buddhism, a Sadhana is usually only performed by practitioners who have received the appropriate transmission, however the Shambhala Sadhana is open to Shambhala meditators, friends and family members. The Shambhala Sadhana is a simple and potent practice written by Sakyong … Continue 

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Becoming a Shambhalian – by Michal George

I’m sitting at a gate of the Paris airport ready to fly back to Cape Town. I left just over two weeks ago. With an intention to deepen my practice, and in order to attend Enlightened Society Assembly,   I made my way to Dechen Chöling – the European Shambhala land centre in the heart … Continue 

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Erin Hall in December

We have two very special teachers joining us virtually at Erin Hall in Cape Town this month… December 8 – Shastri Sandra Ladley will continue with Lojong teaching 17 “Practice the Five Strengths, the Condensed Heart Instructions” December 15— Jennifer Woodhull will be back at Erin Hall virtually and will continue her teachings from her … Continue 

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