Level III: Warrior in the World NEW DATE!
with Patricia Hayward
April 26 / 7:00 PM - April 28 / 6:00 PM
“Shambhala vision teaches us that, in the face of the world’s greatest problems, we can be heroic and kind at the same time. Shambhala vision is the opposite of selfishness. When we are afraid of ourselves and afraid of the seeming threat the world presents, then we become extremely selfish. We want to build our own little nests, our own cocoons, so that we can live by ourselves in a secure way. But we can be much more brave than that.”
– Chogyam Trungpa
In level III, we make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. When we become awake to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence and a vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive.
The warrior in the world leaves the stuffiness of the cocoon to explore the world with direct perception. This can be the beginning of a life-long love affair with the phenomenal world – not based on the reference points of hope and fear, gain and loss. Along this journey we develop genuine confidence, humour and personal dignity.
Prerequisite: Level II: Birth of the Warrior
Generosity Policy Available.
Patricia Hayward has been a senior teacher and meditation instructor in Shambhala for many years. From 2000 to 2005 she was the Director of Practice and Education at Dechen Choling in France, and from 2005-2012 she was the Executive Director of Dorje Denma Ling in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. In the 1990's, Pat was the Resident Director of Shambhala Training in Washington, DC, and was a founding member of that center in the mid-1970's. Pat is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School in Halifax, and was a practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barrister's Society in the 1980's. She has two grown children, Michal Bandak and Anna Weinstein, and currently lives in Halifax with her husband, Jeremy.