There is a basic goodness found in the nature of who we are, the experience of reality and our basic human virtue. It includes Heaven and Earth and the human qualities all mixed together. A notion that all things go around like in the mandala principle.

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche



June 2022

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Melanie Ryan is an authorized Buddhist teacher of the Shambhala tradition of the Tibetan master, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.


This program is based on the Shambhala Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche who founded the lineage of Shambhala, a secular approach to meditation.



  • Six live and interactive, educational and experiential workshops with Melanie Ryan

  • Community and peer to peer support

  • Bi-monthly private mentor calls with Melanie Ryan

  • Weekly shadow work exercises provided to practice in between workshop sessions

  • Online Facebook support group with live videos from Melanie Ryan




In this online immersion and independent study program, you will learn and practice shadow work using ancient Buddhist meditation techniques. In each workshop and at home, you will practice awareness exercises that will help bring the shadow into the light of your consciousness. The unique meditation technique used in this program will also help stabilize your mind, develop mental strength and clarity, and cultivate a kind and loving approach toward yourself. 


In each of the six workshops, we will practice meditation together, receive meditation instruction, discuss our experiences and have Q&A share time. 


  • Learn how to meditate and establish a regular home meditation practice with support

  • Learn how to work with your thoughts, emotions and sense perceptions

  • Meet your shadow in a wakeful, conscious state 

  • Awake to your basic goodness, your inherent wisdom & intuition

  • Learn how to break through habitual thought patterns that create obstacles for you and develop fearlessness

  • Become intimate with your emotions, learn to lean in to them and deepen your ability to be present with gentleness, kindness and an open heart

  • Work with shadow energies and how to transmute them 

  • Gain awareness of lost and buried parts of yourself

  • Gain clarity, insight, wisdom & compassion


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