Discovering the Ashe: 40 Years

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the arrival of the Ashe in the modern world. Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel offers this short video to celebrate the significance of this event.


To quote Acharya Jeremy Hayward’s book, `Warrior-King of Shambhala – Remembering Chögyam Trungpa’ (Wisdom Publications, 2008):

In the Shambhala teachings, A-, primordial or first, is the open space of mind before the first thought, or first gesture; that first thought or gesture is -she. Ashe is the power to express basic goodness and is also known as “the essence of life.” Ashe symbolizes primordial confidence and compassion. The execution of the stroke of Ashe is the practice that expresses and nourishes those qualities.

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