Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
with Joseph Inskeep
February 15 / 7:00 PM - February 16 / 6:00 PM
Shambhala Training is a secular meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. These qualities arise out of meditation practice and study of Shambhala warriorship. Shambhala Training welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path.
In Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human, we will learn to experience the world as sacred and see basic goodness as our birthright. Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional basic goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.
This first weekend retreat of the Way of Shambhala series introduces participants to the practice of sitting meditation and to the basic principles of the Shambhala path of warriorship. There is a fundamental, good energy present in all of our experience, and this basic goodness, innate to the way things are, is our own inborn, unconditional nature as well.
The program includes meditation instruction, talks by the Director, group discussions, guided contemplative practice, and individual interviews with instructors.
Shambhala Training Level One is a pre-requisite for Level Two and is the first step in the Way of Shambhala curriculum.
Please note: When you register for Level I, you must pre-pay online to reserve your spot. Plan to bring $10 for a catered lunch on Saturday. Thank you!
Generosity Policy: While the Center must raise revenue to remain open and grow, no one should be prevented from participating in a program because of financial circumstances. If you are unable to afford the supporting level of payment, please contact us prior to the program to discuss what a generous offering would be for you. It is also possible to give to the Center through our Path of Service. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-734-1498 to discuss our Generosity Policy or to discuss other ways of getting involved.