Program Details

Shambhala Training Level 1 - The Art of Being Human

with Mark Duggan & Dorothy Gunne
November 23 / 7:30 PM - November 25 / 2:00 PM

Shambhala Training Level I offers an excellent introduction to mindfulness meditation and the Shambhala Path of the Warrior. Participants will be provided with in depth meditation instruction - both group and individual instruction.

This is the first weekend in a cycle of five weekends (Levels I - V) which will be run at later dates.

Shambhala Training is an approach to meditation developed by the late Tibetan buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. It is based on what Trungpa calls "Shambhala Vision", which sees enlightened society as not purely mythical, but as realizable by people of all faiths through practices of mindfulness/awareness, non-aggression, and sacred outlook. He writes:

I am honoured and grateful that in the past I have been able to present the wisdom and dignity of human life within the context of the religious teachings of Buddhism. Now it gives me tremendous joy to present the principles of Shambhala warriorship and to show how we can conduct our lives as warriors with fearlessness and rejoicing, without destroying one another... I have been presenting a series of "Shambhala teachings" that use the image of the Shambhala kingdom to represent the ideal of secular enlightenment, that is, the possibility of uplifting our personal existence and that of others without the help of any religious outlook. For although the Shambhala tradition is founded on the sanity and gentleness of the Buddhist tradition, at the same time it has its own independent basis, which is directly cultivating who and what we are as human beings.

The Shambhala Training teachings cover art, society, and politics and the goal of creating an enlightened society. That goal is presented as not solely a social and political process, but one requiring individuals to develop an awareness of the basic goodness and inherent dignity of themselves, of others, and of the everyday details of the world around them. This is facilitated by cultivating gentleness and bravery.

The weekend takes place in the Dublin Shambhala Centre and is not an overnight residential weekend.

Fri:  19:30- 21:30
Sat:  9:00 -18:30

Sun:  9.00-1400

Please register in advance as places are limited.

Registration is a 2 step process:

1. Please register using the blue "Registration" link below.

2.Please pay in advance using the paypal button below (it is also possible to pay via credit card using   paypal even if you do not have a paypal account).

It is also possible to pay by cheque made payable to the "Dublin Shambhala Centre" or by cash - leave envelope clearly marked in the centre.

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