Program Details

Meek and Perky: Shambhala Training Levels B & C


with Orhun Cercel & Richard Bleckman
February 15 / 7:30 PM - February 17 / 6:30 PM

Meek is represented by the Tiger. Meek is the foundation and platform of the other three dignities. Any ordinary situation in our lives allows for the sense of meek to arise. Meek suspends judgement and allows our inquisitive nature to function. Ordinarily we may jump into a new situation, or pull back from it; meek allows us to stay with things as they are.


Perky is represented by the Snow Lion. The Snow Lion is vibrant, energetic, youthful, roaming in the clear fresh highlands. A sense of newness, goodness, cheerfulness, up-liftedness - the world is vivid, fresh, clear and bright.


This weekend retreat is open to all who have completed Shambhala Training Level W and will be led by Orhun Cercel & Richard Bleckman.


Acharya Orhun Cercel has been meditating since 1990 and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. His varied career has taken him from investment banking to Chinese medicine and psychotherapy. He spends much of his time travelling in Europe teaching Shambhala programmes.


Richard Bleckman is a veterinary surgeon and is trained in Tibetan medicine and Body Oriented Psychotherapy. He has been a Buddhist practitioner for over 35 years and a member of Shambhala for the last 25 years. He currently holds the position of Director of Practice and Education for Shambhala London.


Course fee: £120 (£100 if booking before the Friday 8 February). £70 Concessions 


To pre-register please send a deposit of £20 payable to: 'The London Shambhala Meditation Centre' c/o London Shambhala Meditation Centre, 27 Belmont Close, London, SW4 6AY.


Timings: Friday 7.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 9.30am-6.30pm 


For further information please email: meekandperky@shambhala.org.uk

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