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(Online) The Four Dignities of Shambhala

With Christine Heming and Shastri Veit Weber

March 7 - April 11, 2021

The Four Dignities describe how warriors develop insight and strength that enables them to further shed their cocoons and engage fully in the world. Understanding how the dignities unfold can inspire one’s journey and enable one to discern, with awareness and delight, one’s progress on the path.

Training in the four dignities—Meek, Perky, Outrageous and Inscrutable—one matures as a warrior, widening one’s sphere of benevolent engagement in the world with humility, nobility, vision, upliftedness and delight.

A special invitation is made to those interested in repeating this program to refresh their connection with the dignities of Shambhala.

Program Details

Prerequisites:  Having received the terma text, Letter of the Black Ashe, and completed the Sacred Path courses – Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse and Drala.

Dates/Time:  Sundays 4:00 to 6:30 pm Atlantic time, beginning March 7 through April 11 (six sessions)

Format:  By zoom meeting.  The zoom link will be sent to participants following their registration.

Readings: In addition to the root text, Letter of the Black Ashe, participants will be reading from the following sources:

  1. The Dignities of Shambhala:  A Sourcebook for the Sacred Path of the Warrior available from Kalapa Media.
  2. Ruling Your World, Ancient Strategies for Modern Life by Sakyong Mipham.

Reading List and Assignments: We will send the reading list and assignments for the first class when you register.

Please register by March 1st so that you can receive the reading assignment and be prepared for the first class.


$108 CAD

Students repeating this course are entitled to a 50% discount off tuition. Please indicated in the Comments area on the registration form that you are repeating the program. We will apply the discount to your Guest Statement.



Christine Heming
Christine Heming, a senior teacher in Shambhala, has been a meditation instructor and teacher of the buddhadharma for over 40 years.  She has been a student of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She has completed a three-year retreat in the Kagyu Buddhist tradition. She lives in Port Royal, Nova Scotia.
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Shastri Veit Weber
1993 started on the Shambhala Buddhist path. 2000 became a Shambhala Buddhist teacher. In 2010, I took the oath, as a Shastri, with Skyong Mipham Rinpoche. I have taught Shambhala/Buddhist programs in Canada, USA, Chile, Athens Greece and Moscow Russia. Since 2007, I am an Upadhyaya ( Buddhist Chaplain), at 4 Federal prisons, in Atlantic Canada. I am a Craft person, ornamental blacksmith, since 1979.
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