Program Details

Shambhala Training Level III - Warrior in the World

with Jeffrey Stevens & Coleman Zeigen
January 11 / 7:00 PM - January 13 / 6:00 PM

In Level III we work in a deliberate way. We make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. When we become awake to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence and a vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive. The 'Warrior in the World' leaves the stuffiness of the cocoon to explore the world with direct perception. This can be the beginning of a life-long love affair with the phenomenal world -- not based upon the reference points of hope and fear, gain or loss. Along this journey we develop genuine confidence, humor and personal dignity.

Prerequisite: This program is open to graduates of Shambhala Training Level II.

The weekend includes meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal meetings with teachers, and group discussions.

STAFFING: Kathy Jigme Pelmo will be the coordinator of Level III. If you've completed Level III, we invite you to volunteer to help staff this program! It also is recommended [but not required] to have taken the Shambhala "View of staffing/coordinating" training. In Denver, this was held in April 2011 with Barbara Smith and in December 2011 with Michael Levy, but it has been offered at other Shambhala Centers, too. Please contact Laurie Lavine, SMCD's co-Director of Practice and Education for Way of Shambhala, at, if you're interested in staffing, or sign up via SMCD's Volunteer webpage here.

About Shastri Jeffrey Stevens:
A longtime student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Jeffrey began studying and practicing the Shambhala Buddhist path in 1992. He has an academic background in philosophy, anthropology, and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. His occasionally humorous teaching style emphasizes a precise understanding of the mechanics of meditation, and he encourages students to articulate what they have learned with each new step in their education. In his professional life, he is a founding partner of August Wealth Group, a financial management company. He serves as Shastri, a senior teacher of the Shambhala tradition, at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver..

About Coleman Zeigen:
Coleman Zeigen has been practicing meditation for the last 20 years; in the Shambhala Tradition for the last 10 years.  He relocated to Denver in 2012 from Northampton, MA where he was the co-director of the Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center and also taught theater and public speaking at a performing arts public charter school. Mr. Zeigen lived and worked at Karme Choling from 2005-2007 where he served on the senior leadership. Before that he was a stage actor in New York City and around the country. He led a meditation retreat for teens at Karmê Chöling, and adapted a children's book, by Northampton author Richard Michelson, into a musical which was performed at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA.

Generosity Policy: Please contemplate how much you can offer and give more or the suggested amount above based on your individual circumstances. The suggested program price reflects our costs to offer the program. Our generosity policy supports individuals who have special circumstances and need to "pay-what-you-can" due to financial hardship. To take advantage of our generosity policy, please contact us in advance of this Program at: Thank you!


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