Program Details

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with William Auerbach
September 6 / 7:00 PM - September 8 / 6:00 PM


Open to graduates of Shambhala Training Level II.

In level III, 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 on the reference points of hope and fear, gain and loss. Along this journey we develop genuine confidence, humour and personal dignity.


William Auerbach is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He is interested in how dharma and the field of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis can be mutually enriching, and how these traditions, dedicated to alleviating suffering, inform each other. He has a private practice and is on the teaching faculty of the Contemplative Studies Project of New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.


Generosity Policy: Our generosity policy supports individuals who are undergoing financial hardship. Please contemplate how much you can truly offer and give more, less, or the suggested amount based on your individual circumstances. The tuition amount reflects our costs to offer the program. To take advantage of our generosity policy you must contact us in advance at: (212) 675-6544.

We do not accept pay-what-you-can at the door, so please pre-arrange. Thank you!

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