Program Details

Heart of Warriorship - Level IV: Awakened Heart in Tucson


with Jim Yensan
March 1 / 6:30 PM - March 3 / 2:00 PM

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.Please contact the program coordinator in advance to discuss your needs.


Prerequisite: Completion of the Heart of Warriorship – Level III.


The Shambhala Heart of Warriorship Levels consist of five weekend workshops that include the study and practice of Shambhala warriorship - a path of nonaggression born from the bravery and gentleness of meeting our world without bias or judgment. This path shows how to take the challenges of daily life in our modern society as opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action. Becoming a warrior in the Shambhala tradition means developing the courage to meet life’s challenges with openness and strength.

The Heart of Warriorship Levels provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuine confidence, humor, and personal dignity within the complexity of daily life. These workshops are recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual tradition.


With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. We can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness.


The Heart of Warriorship weekends consist of instruction in meditation (the practice of sitting and walking meditation in a group setting), one-on-one interviews, discussion groups, and talks by the director. Continental breakfasts are provided on Saturday and Sunday. Please bring your own lunch both days.


The Tucson Shambhala Meditation group maintains a fragrance-free environment. We ask that you please avoid the use of scented products.

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