Program Details

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Richard Weiner
April 12 / 7:00 PM - April 14 / 4:00 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.

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, or whatever you could afford. Students with ID: Free.

Saturday, 9AM to 5PM

Sunday, 9AM to 4PM


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