Program Details

(Jan) Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human (2-for-1 Special)

with Ethan Nichtern & David Nichtern
January 25 / 7:00 PM - January 27 / 1:00 PM


Due to an overwhelming demand we have closed registration for the full weekend program.  The public talk on Friday from 7-9 is still available for registration.  If you would like to attend on Friday, please call the office to sign-up: 212-675-6544.

Those who call to register for the Friday Night talk, can ask to be placed on a waiting list for possible weekend slots.

There is a Meditation In Everyday Life class beginning on 2/18 as well as another Level I training weekend beginning February 15th.  Please do consider signing up for one of these if you are not able to get in this weekend.


What recent students have said:

"Welcoming, non-dogmatic, respectful, non-pressuring."

"Touched a lot of issues I've been wrestling with."

"It's so good."

2-for-1 Discount!
For this Shambhala Training weekend, sign up with a friend and you each pay half price! Simply call our office to register and take advantage of this special offer: 212-675-6544


This introductory weekend intensive explores and deepens the basic technique of mindfulness meditation. By settling our minds we begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habitual filters. We experience the power of our basic human worthiness.

In addition to meditation practice, each weekend includes talks by one or more of our senior instructors, one-on-one and group meditation instruction and discussions, and opportunities to socialize and make new friends with fellow participants.

You can register for just the Friday night public talk for only $20 for an introduction to Shambhala Training.

Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri, a senior teacher, in the Shambhala tradition. He is the senior teacher in residence for the NY Shambhala community. He is the author of the novel Your Emoticons Won't Save You and the nonfiction book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence. He is also the founder of The Interdependence Project, an organization dedicated to Buddhist-inspired meditation and psychology, transformational activism, mindful arts, and meaningful media. He teaches and lectures around the world and is based in New York City. More


David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has served as Director of Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont and as Director of Expansion for Shambhala Training International. He does live, weekly dharma talks every Tuesday night at 7pm on Facebook:

A 5 time Emmy Award–winning musician and Grammy nominee,  David wrote the classic song, Midnight at the Oasis, and is the founder of Dharma Moon and 5 Points Records. He is a highly regarded producer, guitarist and composer for film, television and records.

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Generosity Policy: Our generosity policy supports individuals who need to "pay-what-you-can" due to financial hardship. Please contemplate how much you can offer and give more, less, or the suggested amount based on your individual circumstances. The tuition amount reflects our costs to offer the program. Our generosity policy supports individuals who need to "pay-what-you-can" due to financial hardship. To take advantage of our pay-what-you-can policy, please contact us in advance at: (212) 675-6544 or info@shambhalanyc.orgWe do not accept pay-what-you-can at the door, so please pre-arrange. Thank you!
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