Program Details

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Ira Rechtshaffer
March 8 / 7:00 PM - March 10 / 6:00 PM

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.

“Warriorship is a continual journey. To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life.” — Chögyam Trungpa, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior.

The weekend program includes meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews and group discussions.

Completion of Shambhala Training Level II is required to enroll in Level III. The program begins with registration and a talk on Friday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m. The Saturday and Sunday times will be from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m.

The cost for the full weekend program is $150; full-time students $90; repeaters $40. All are welcome regardless of ability to pay (please refer to our Generosity Policy at this location).

For more information, contact Rachel Anderson at To reserve your space for the weekend program, register by clicking on the "Click Here to Register" button below, and sending a $50 deposit to Shambhala Training Sonoma, Attn: Rachel Anderson, 255 West Napa Street, Suite G, Sonoma, CA 95476.

Please contact Rachel prior to the first class if reduced tuition is needed or for any other questions you may have.

As part of the year-long Way of Shambhala curriculum, this Level III is followed by a five-week course entitled 'Joy in Everyday Life' which will begin on Sunday, April 15th.  While the weekend level emphasizes a deeper experience of meditation, the Joy course emphasizes how to apply the teachings to our experience in everyday life.

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