Program Details

Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Noel McLellan
March 8 / 7:00 PM - March 10 / 2:00 PM

Shambhala Training LEVEL II continues the discipline of meditation practice, enabling participants to work with obstacles that may have arisen as meditation practice develops. We explore how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world, and we open to our own genuineness. Finally, we learn how to work with fear as we cultivate the willingness to see our deep-seated habits and defenses.

Shambhala Training provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuine confidence, humor, and personal dignity within the complexity of daily life. Each workshop includes meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews and group discussions.

This LEVEL II is part of the Way of Shambhala curriculum and is followed by an optional five-week course entitled 'CONTENTMENT in Everyday Life'. While the weekend level emphasizes a deeper experience of meditation, the CONTENTMENT course emphasizes how we can apply the teachings to our daily life situations. 

Pre-requisite: Shambhala Training Level One

Noel McLellan is a second generation Shambhala practitioner and has been studying the way of meditation for over 20 years. He has worked as a personal assistant to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the leader of Shambhala, travelling with him throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Noel is an acharya, a senior Shambhala teacher. He lives in Halifax with his wife and two young children, and he teaches middle and high school English and History. 

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