Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhichitta (ONLINE)

May 14th—June 18th

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  • $99 Members
  • $125 Non-members


For the safety of members and visitors, the Shambhala Gainesville building is closed to minimize the spread of the corona virus.  Practices and classes will be held online until further notice.

Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta is the third course of the four-part Year of Compassion series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teaching. The power of the Mahayana comes from its clarity regarding the true nature of reality. This clarity is described as penetrating insight (prajna), that sees that the world is actually different from what we habitually think it is. Instead of assuming that beings, objects and systems are solid, truly existing independently, the bodhisattva sees that everything is empty of concepts and reference points (shunyata).

The course includes:

    • Recorded talks by an Acharya followed by a live discussion facilitated by Steve and Laura Simmons
    • Readings and book suggestions to deepen our understanding of these teachings
    • Contemplations to help us integrate these fundamental teachings into our daily lives
    • A suggested practice schedule incorporating Shamatha, tonglen and contemplation.

This course will be held online while the Shambhala Gainesville building is closed.

Registration closes on May 10th.  A minimum of four participants is needed to avoid cancellation.