Sacred Path: Golden Key with Minister of the Pillar of Economy Robert Reichner and Shastri Trinley Busby

  • Seattle Shambhala Center Seattle Shambhala Center
  • 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle, WA, USA
  • May 17 - 20, 2018 (4 days)
  • $230 Program Price, $280 Patron Price, Or pay what you can afford (enter your amount below)

About This Event

This weekend retreat is based on a Shambhala text that works with our relationship to the “material world” and our sense perceptions. It teaches the practice of enriching presence—the ability to instantly sense the inner wealth within oneself, phenomena, and the natural world.

This is the final weekend retreat of the Way of Shambhala Sacred Path series and a prerequisite for attending Warrior Assembly.

Please note that this program begins on Thursday evening and continues through Sunday.  This is a full three day program.

About the Teachers:

Robert Reichner has been involved with the Shambhala community since 2001. He has served as Director of Finance, Co-Director (2005-2007), and Board Chair in Seattle where he continues to live. He is currently CEO of RepairShopr which creates software serving reuse and repair businesses around the world. He also opened Visette Boutique in 2015 to offer Seattle a home for finding dresses to uplift and rouse oneself by wearing good clothes. Robert was appointed Kalapa Envoy for Enrichment in 2013, soon joined the Kalapa Council and was appointed Minister of the Economy Pillar of Shambhala in 2015. He also serves on the Board of the Shambhala Credit Union (formerly Ashoka Credit Union).

Shastri Trinley Busby began working with people experiencing homelessness in 2006, volunteering at a drop-in center in Vancouver, B.C.’s Downtown Eastside, which provides services for cis and trans women working in survival sex-trade. Leading up to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Trinley worked with community activists (Citywide Housing Coalition and Carnegie Community Action Project) to raise awareness of the impending gentrification to Canada’s poorest neighborhood, the Downtown Eastside, and asking that Canada’s Federal Government address the need for a Federal Housing policy. From 2010 to 2016, Trinley worked as a frontline social service provider in outreach, shelters and transitional and permanent housing for those that have experienced homelessness and struggle with concurrent mental health and substance abuse challenges. Since immigrating to Seattle WA, in 2016, Trinley travels and teaches Shambhala programs and retreats full time.

Trinley is a student of the Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche and was appointed as a shastri (senior teacher) in 2013. She has served as director of the social action arm of the Vancouver Centre, Awake in Action (2008-2011), on Vancouver’s governing council, advised on the Ziji Collective International steward’s council, and is on the board for the Shambhala Office of Social Engagement. Trinley serves on staff or faculty for many advanced Shambhala Assemblies. She resides in Seattle, WA with her husband Michael and cat, Buster.

You will receive a new text and sourcebook as part of this class.  The total cost for these materials is $65 payable the first night of the program by check or cash.

If you are coming from out of town and need a place to stay, please let us know.  It is possible to sleep at the Shambhala Center on the shrine room floor; or we can find a sangha member to host you for the weekend.  There are also several Air B&Bs in the neighborhood.

Prerequisite: Outrageous and Inscrutable.

Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle.

Our Generosity Policy: We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can. For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a "patron price". Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.

Registration: When registering, you'll have the opportunity to pay online through PayPal (or by credit card), which greatly simplifies the process for us. For further details, see our Program Policies and FAQs page.

Questions? Please contact Sydney Munger,


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