Offerings in Person - 2024

Discovering & Embodying the Five Wisdom Energies   

The Five Wisdom Energies, or Five Buddha families, are an integral part of Tantric Tibetan Buddhism.
 Trungpa Rinpoche created a practice using five postures and colors  to activate our subtle energetic body. In doing so he exemplified his genius in bringing  esoteric teachings to the West.

The postures invoke the five patterns of energy of our  inherent nature: spaciousness, clarity, richness, passion, and activity–with infinite  permutations. We have the potential for all the energies, have our unique personal mix, and display different energies in different areas of our lives.    

The way we  perceive and interact with our world can yield enormous insight into everything we  think, feel, say and do. By developing maitri, a sense of unconditional loving kindness,  and self acceptance we discover energetic balance, personal integration, and our  unique style of brilliance, intelligence, and effectiveness.

     During this program, we will practice the Five Wisdom postures and meditation and engage in personal process work, creative expression, talks, discussion, and community. Open to those both experienced and new to the Five Wisdoms.

“We all have our own style and our own particular nature. We can’t avoid it. The  enlightened expression of yourself is in accord with your inherent nature.” — Chögyam  Trungpa Rinpoche

Program Dates 

Durham Shambhala Center  
April 19-21/2024
 For more info and to register:  

Five Wisdom Center of Hamburg, New York  
April 26-28/2024
 To register: Jean Gunner 716-954-3467

Five Wisdom Energies
Discovering Natural Brilliance in the Darkness of Your Confusion with Irini Rockwell

Karmê Chöling Shambhala Meditation Center
May 24 to June 1 2024

Discover how your deeply rooted confusing emotions can be transformed into clarity,  warmth, insight, and effectiveness!

The Five Wisdoms system is an in-depth psycho- spiritual understanding of human dynamics: personality, emotions, and relationships. It  is an approach to fostering personal authenticity, skillful communication, creative  thinking, and effective action. In discovering your mix of colors you come to know and  appreciate the unique gifts of your personality which point you toward your life  purpose and a life full of creativity and passion.    

Karmê Chöling is one of my heart homes. I lived there, practiced there, and taught  there for so many years! I am delighted to be returning.

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