Meek & Perky

with Shastri Merlin Cox

July 21st—July 23rd (2017)

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  • £160 Full Price
  • £130 Early Bird
  • £20 Deposit
Room: London meditation hall
Program Registration is Closed.

Meek is represented by the Tiger. Meek is the foundation and platform of the other three dignities and is a study of the grounded, humble and gentle beginning stages of a warrior's journey. Here one trains to overcome arrogance—the primary obstacle to learning. Any ordinary situation in our lives allows for the sense of meek to arise. Meek suspends judgement and allows our inquisitive nature to function. Ordinarily we may jump into a new situation, or pull back from it; meek allows us to stay with things as they are. 


Perky is represented by the Snow Lion. The Snow Lion is vibrant, energetic, youthful, roaming in the clear fresh highlands. A sense of newness, goodness, cheerfulness, up-liftedness - the world is vivid, fresh, clear and bright. As the second of the four dignities, this level focuses on cultivating sharp, vibrant and uplifted energy through natural discipline. Overcoming the trap of doubt, the warrior of perky is able to accomplish his or her activities with a sense of nobility and ease.  


This programme will be taught by Merlin Cox.

Merlin Cox is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He first encountered the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (the founder of Shambhala) in 1977 and attended Vajradhatu Seminary in 1988. He served as Co-Director and Director of the London Shambhala Centre from 2004 to 2011. He works as a software engineer and is married with one son.


There is also a source book to purchase for this programme which is £17


The early bird registration fee of £130 is available until 14th July after which time the fee will be £160.  A concession fee of £90 is available for those earning below £17,000 per annum and a concession fee of £70 is available for those earning below £12,000.  Please contact [email protected]


Additional Information

Friday: Registration 7.00pm, 7.30pm meditation/talk, 9.00pm finish 
Sat/Sun: tea/coffee 9am, start 9.30am, finish 6.30pm  Lunch will be provided, any allergies please include details in comment box of registration screen
For further information please email: [email protected]