Program Details

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Pearl Ubungen
April 12 / 7:00 PM - April 14 / 6:00 PM

This weekend builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in. By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we learn how to work with fear to cultivate the willingness to see our deep-seated habits and defenses.

Shambhala Training Level II intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, enabling participants to begin to see through obscurations of habitual patterns that we have created over time.

Shambhala offers teachings in the oral tradition of the ear-whispered lineage, being passed from human to human. Attendance is required in order to fully experience these teachings.

Shambhala Training is a path to develop the dignity of being human, using meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and toward our world. The second in a series of trainings, Level Two includes instruction on meditation, talks by the director, individual meetings with teachers, discussions with other participants, and a concluding reception.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level I

For Way of Shambhala Year I participants:

The course 'CONTENTMENT in Everyday Life' is recommended either before or after Level II.

The Way of Shambhala Year I is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, each followed by a five-week course. This series provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation and is designed to develop courage and sanity in these troubled times of uncertainty. 'Contentment in Everyday Life' is the second of the five courses which follow each level of Shambhala Training.

Over the course of a year, the Way of Shambhala introduces the entire Shambhala path. This series offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there, how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our community and our whole society.

The Way of Shambhala curriculum was designed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche based on the Shambhala Teachings of his father, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The Shambhala Path emphasizes the development of genuineness, confidence, good humor, and personal human dignity. 

The entire Way of Shambhala series is directed by trained and experienced Shambhala teachers.

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