Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World
with Scott Perkins
January 18 / 7:00 PM - January 20 / 5:00 PM
Having learned not to turn away from fear, we can extend that practice into everyday life situations without the barrier of the cocoon. This takes daring. Through daring and gentleness, we open to a clear perception of the world and its feedback. In doing so, our fixation on our own point of view relaxes, and we learn that we can work with whatever situation arises. In Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World, we will develop confidence in all aspects of our daily life.
PREREQUISITE: Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior
The Heart of Warriorship Shambhala Training is organized into five weekend workshops that include meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews and group discussions. Levels I-V provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity within the complexity of daily life. The workshops are recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual path.
Level I: The Art of Being Human Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional 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.
Level II: Birth of the Warrior Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness.
Level III: Warrior in the World Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities.
Level IV: Awakened Heart With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. We can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness.
Level V: Open Sky Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment.
Western Pennsylvania Family Center CARRIAGE HOUSE (Rear)
733 North Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Friday night and Sunday parking on Highland Avenue. Saturday parking available on side streets. Location accessible by Port Authority buses. Wheelchair accessible, parking spots near building available in alley "Supreme Way."