Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human
with Samten Kobelt
February 15 / 6:30 PM - February 16 / 6:00 PM
The Art of Being Human: Discovering basic goodness in the world and ourselves
With Shastri Samten Kobelt
Friday 15 February 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Saturday 16 February 8.30am - 6 pm
Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human marks the beginning of
the Shambhala Training path of weekend workshops, and is suited to both
new 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 into our modern society as opportunities for both
contemplative practice and social action.
This first program focuses on the basic yet profound technique of
mindfulness meditation. By settling our minds, we begin to see the magic
of the world beyond our habitual filters, and experience the quality of
basic goodness which can neither be created nor destroyed. Opening to
ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential
as genuine and compassionate human beings.
In addition to meditation practice, there will be talks, group meditation
instruction and discussions.
A simple breakfast is provided and the program ends with a short
Shastri Samten Kobelt
Shastri Samten Kobelt grew up in Switzerland where he met with the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa in 1984. He is a senior Shambhala teacher and also a gigong instructor trained by Taoist lineage holder, Eva Wong. He has been a meditation practitioner since 1986, a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1991, and a teacher since 2002. Samten is co-director of Marpa House, an urban Shambhala practice residence in Boulder, Colorado. He also enjoys teaching body-centered mindfulness practices including Shamatha Yoga and contemplative dance.
In line with our principle of generosity, no-one should be prevented from taking a programme because of lack of money. If you require further assistance, please talk to us.