Understanding your emotional life through the Five Wisdoms

8 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
Irini Rockwell


Discovering Natural Brilliance in the Darkness of Your Confusion

Discover how your deeply rooted confusing emotions can be transformed into your natural brilliance: clarity, warmth, insight, and effectiveness!

The Five Wisdom energies are key to emotional transformation. They reveal the profundity of Buddhist psychology and the transformative power of tantra: when you are most emotionally intensified, your wisdom is close at hand.

Your deeply rooted constricting emotions—in patterns of aggression, grasping, ignoring, pride, and jealousy—can be transformed into awakened insight. When you embrace your energy with unconditional positive regard, the apex of your struggle is the apex of your brilliance. Over time, you learn to align with your wisdom rather than getting caught in your constricting confusion.

Read this article and take the quiz to find out which wisdom energies you embody the most.



We will engage in personal and group process and experiential learning including meditation, posture practice (created by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche), experiential exercises, and have talks and discussion.

Open to those both experienced and new to the Five Wisdoms.  

Recommended Reading: The Five Wisdom Energies: A Buddhist Way of Understanding Personalities, Emotions and Relationships by Irini Rockwell.



This program is taught in English. Translation into French or other languages are available at no extra costs. Please give us notice of your request as early as possible, so that we can provide translation service.

Arrival day (May 8):Orientation talk at 8 pm. You're invited to come from 5 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6.45 pm.

End of program (May 13): Closing circle and banquet in the evening.

Departure day (May 14): You may leave anytime (no program). You're welcome to stay for lunch.



Irini Rockwell, MA is director and trainer at the Five Wisdoms Institute. She is author of The Five Wisdom Energies, a Buddhist Way of Understanding Personalities, Emotions and Relationships (in ten languages) and Natural Brilliance. Wisdoms@Work is the signature trainings of the Institute, engaging people in the personal work needed to genuinely serve others. Irini holds a master’s degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy and a certificate in Authentic Leadership from Naropa University, where she was director of dance and dance therapy. A senior teacher in the Shambhala community and at Naropa University, she is a longtime student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultirm Gyamtso Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. For more information: www.FiveWisdomsInstitute.com





Price of your stay

Standard515 euro
Discounted386 euro

Standard price: global tarif including the program fee, full board comprising standard accommodation (dormitory) and organic meals. Room tax non included: (0,20 € per night and per person).

Discounted price: 25% reduction on the standard price for people with monthly net income below 1200 €. Room tax non included: (0,20 € per night and per person).

Other services

  • You may select a single or double room during online registration (if available, we’ll confirm by mail after registration).
  • Shuttle transport or taxi (all year round) and child care options (July/August) are available.
  • The insurance covering you during your stay (third party liability) is included in the yearly required membership fee for the Association Shambhala Europe (15 €).

We would like finances not to be a barrier to your participation. If needed, Dechen Chöling can propose several financial assistance options (monthly payment, scholarship…).
Do not hesitate to contact us: finance@dechencholing.org