Program Details

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Judith Simmer-Brown
January 12 / 8:30 AM - January 13 / 1:30 PM

Level I will open our eyes, hearts and minds to our own basic goodness and the sacredness of life.

This program is the first of a series of weekend seminars that provide an open and friendly environment to discover knowing how to live with a clear mind, a gentle heart and a sense of humor through the practice of meditation. This weekend includes an introduction to sitting meditation practice, talks by Acharya Simmer-Brown, individual meeting with a meditation instructor and group discussion.

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human is the first weekend of Way of Shambhala I, which includes both the weekend Shambhala Training Levels I-V and the five companion weekly classes, Meditation in Everyday Life through Wisdom in Everyday Life. You are encouraged to do both together, but it is possible to do just the weekends in order, or just the classes in order. However, to proceed beyond the Way of Shambhala I series to the Way of Shambhala II: Sacred Path program, all weekends and classes in Way of Shambhala I are required.

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, PhD, is a professor of Buddhist studies at Naropa University and director of the Ngedon School of Higher Studies. She is also author of Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism. She travels and teaches in North America, Europe and Asia, teaching meditation practice, Buddhist philosophy and tantric Buddhism, and participates in interreligious dialogue worldwide.

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