Program Details

The Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level Two


with Merlin Cox
March 15 / 7:30 PM - March 17 / 6:30 PM

This weekend looks at how to recognise the habitual patterns that prevent us opening to the experience of basic goodness. How to feel the fear and do it anyway!


After discovering our basic tenderness and intelligence that arises through contacting our basic goodness we also discover why we close down to our fundamental nature. Afraid of our brilliance, afraid of our own fear, we create a cocoon of habitual tendencies and interpretations that keeps us distracted. At the root, fear means the fear of death which means simply the death of “me”.

Ego is the name for all the ideas, images, and feelings we have about who we are or want to be. It is also the root of fear. Stepping out of the cocoon of “me” is a slow process of learning about fear. Through relating properly and thoroughly to fear we discover that the way out is through the way in. This retreat will be led by Merlin Cox.


Merlin Cox is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He first encountered the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (the founder of Shambhala) in 1977 and attended Vajradhatu Seminary in 1988. He served as Co-Director and Director of the London Shambhala Centre from 2004 to 2011. He works as a software engineer for Amnesty International and is married with one son.


Course Fee: £120 (£100 if booking before 8 March). £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: The weekend begins with a talk on Friday at 7.30 pm, and continues on Saturday from approximately 9.00 am -   6.00 pm. Sunday continues from 9.00 am ending roughly at 6.00 pm with a small reception. Lunch is provided on both days.


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


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