Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
with Richard Weiner
January 11 / 7:00 PM - January 13 / 5:00 PM
Through the practice of meditation, 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, and begin to see our potential for creating enlightened society.
Shambhala Training is a series of contemplative workshops, suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness is the basis of a secular path of meditation, which can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and way of life. Shambhala Training is the study and practice of Shambhala warriorship—the tradition of human bravery and leadership. This path shows how to take the challenges of daily life in our modern society as opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.
The Shambhala Training is inspired by the ancient legend of the Kingdom of Shambhala, said to be a society which drew its gentle and fearless sense of social responsibility from the practice of meditation. The legend of the Kingdom of Shambhala has been a guiding vision for many centuries in Asian culture and has parallels in Western traditions. All aspects of our daily life and society—family, commerce, education, the arts—can be permeated with a sense of sacredness.
This weekend is open to the public.
Suggested Donation: $125, or whatever you can afford. Please see our generosity policy.
Friday night public talk at 7PM. Suggested donation for this talk only: $20.
Saturday, 9AM to 5PM
Sunday, 9AM to 5PM
Richard Weiner became a student of the founder of Shambhala Training, Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, in 1973, and has been teaching in this lineage for thirty years. He continues to teach meditation theory and practice extensively, both locally and throughout Ohio and elsewhere.