Teachers

Joseph Litven

Joe Litven has been teaching Buddhist and Shambhala programs for over 40 years.  He has taught Shambhala Training in Europe and in North and South America.  For many years he was Dean of Shambhala Training in Halifax, whose responsibility was to mentor and train prospective teachers.  Recently he has been a teacher and head of study at the Profound Treasury retreats in Maine and Colorado.

Joe has a PhD in psychology and has taught wellness programs based on mindfulness for organizations and groups.  Additionally he has supervised and counselled addictions clients and their therapists.  He brings his wealth of experience in meditation and consulting directly to the health related questions of our time.  Currently he enjoys bicycling, hiking and reading and spending time with his new granddaughter.

Events with Joseph Litven

Raising Windhorse: Learning to Ride the Energy of Life
July 10 - 14, 2024

  “The warriors who experience windhorse feel the joy and sorrow of love in everything they do.” —Chögyam Trungpa, Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior The challenges of our time, both societal and personal, can leave us feeling alienated, worn out, and weighed down. This program offers practices and perspectives that allow us to lift our spirit and renew our connection to basic healthiness. We will lay the foundation for this reconnection with mindfulness awareness meditation. Traditionally, in Tibet, windhorse prayer flags capture and harness the energy of the highest places, such as mountain peaks, and, by extension, immense challenges…