Shambhala Sacred Path: Dralas and The Four Dignities- Meek & Perky, Outrageous & Inscrutable

Saturday 4 March 2023
Sunday 12 March 2023
Dechen Chöling
Teachers : Herbert Elsky & Catherine Eveillard
Contact person : & Shambhala Dechen Chöling
Programme Price A : 182
basic food and accomodation per night to be added to the program price : 50
How to cultivate one’s dignity and natural gifts in order to widen one’s sphere of compassionate and practical influence.

About the Sacred Path Series:

The Sacred Path is a series of teachings for those who’ve completed Shambhala Training Levels I-V. It introduces further practices to develop warriorship. 

Prerequisites: This retreat is opened to people who have completed the two first levels of the Sacred Path: The Golden Sun of the Great East and Windhorse.

Preparation for Warriors’Assembly in Dechen Chöling- July 2023

This weekthün is especially designed for the people who intend to do Warriors’Assembly and need to complete their levels. If you have already taken the Sacred Path courses in the past, it is also excellent to take the time to refresh your understanding by immersing yourself in these precious teachings.

About the practices:

The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world.

The “Four dignities" of meek, perky, outrageous, and inscrutable are introduced as a path and a process, which help participants mature and widen their sphere of benevolent activity in the world. The training in the dignities allows one to maintain awareness and to take greater delight in the world. 


During a series of visionary experiences that took place between 1976 and 1980, Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche wrote down what became known as the Shambhala terma, a series of texts and  extensive commentaries and on how to practice them in modern times.

What to expect: 

– Daily talks by the Senior Teachers
– Guided meditation sessions
– A lot of meditation practice
– Time to gather and converse
– Opportunity to meet with a meditation instructor


Practical Information

Arrival day (Saturday 4th March): Orientation talk at 8 pm. You’re invited to come from 4 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner will be served at 18:45. 

End of program (Saturday 11th March): Closing circle and Banquet in the evening

Departure day (Sunday 12th April): You may leave anytime (no program). You’re welcome to stay for lunch.