Program Details

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training, Level I

with Stephen Vosper
January 18 / 7:00 PM - January 19 / 7:00 PM

The Art of Being Human is the first in the series of Shambhala Training weekends and the first program in the new Way of Shambhala curriculum.

In The Art of Being Human, 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 program includes meditation instruction, talks, periods of meditation practice, and discussion. It is a companion course to the first Way of Shambhala course Meditation in Everyday Life.

About Shambhala Training

Shambhala Training is a progressive series of weekend workshops that uses the wisdom of meditation to introduce students step-by-step into the path of working with one's mind in the context of everyday life. This program is secular and nonsectarian, founded on the basic principle that the practice of meditation can help people of all walks of life and followers of any spiritual tradition become more awake in their own lives and more compassionate and courageous with the world around them.


  • Friday, January 18, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9pm

  • Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 9am to 7pm. (Optional 8:30am start for coffee/tea and muffins)

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About Steve Vosper

Steve Vosper has been studying and practicing Buddhism and the Shambhala teachings for thirty years, and has been teaching Shambhala Training programs for over twenty years. He is also former dean of the Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies in Boulder, Colorado. Steve works as partner in an architecture firm that he cofounded. He lives in Boulder with his wife.

Note: If you cannot afford to pay the full program fee, see our generosity policy.

Online Registration

Please register for this program in advance by clicking on the "Click here to register" link below. After filling out the online registration form, you will have the option of paying online through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account.  If you prefer not to pay online, you can pay by cash or cheque at the beginning of the program.

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