Program Details

The Way of Shambhala level 1: The Art of Being Human


with Orhun Cercel
November 23 / 7:30 PM - November 25 / 5:00 PM

“There is a natural source of radiance and brilliance in the world which is the innate wakefulness of human beings – if we open our eyes, if we open our minds, if we open our hearts, we will find that the world is a magical place”,  “Shambhala – Sacred Path of the Warrior”, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche


 


The Way of Shambhala


The Way of Shambhala offers a structured path of meditation and complete introduction to the foundations of Shambhala Buddhism.  Suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition, this series of weekends and classes provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, wisdom teachings, and physical practices rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhism.


This first weekend workshop is entitled Discovering basic goodness (also known as 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.


The weekend will consist of thorough instruction in meditation, the practice of sitting and walking meditation in a group setting, one-on-one interviews to clarify questions, discussion groups and talks by senior teacher Orhun Cercel.


Orhun Cercel


Orhun has recently been appointed an Acharya (senior teaching position in the Shambhala organisation) by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  Orhun lives in London and has been meditating since 1990.  He travels in Europe teaching Shambhala programmes.  His background includes several years in investment banking as a financial analyst, before deciding to study Chinese medicine and psychotherapy (specialising in Jung’s study of Alchemy).


Cost


The cost for the programme is £125 and includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday.  A deposit of £40 is required to secure your place.  There is an Early Bird option of £110 if you pay in full before 31 October 2012.   Concessions are also available, please ask.


Contact: bristol@shambhala.org.uk or call 07505 384628 for more information.


 

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