Shambhala Training Level I Weekend Retreat
with Christine Sloan
June 7 / 7:00 PM - June 8 / 6:00 PM
In Shambhala Training Level One the ancient wisdom of Shambhala comes alive in our daily existence. This first level presents the view that the world is sacred and basic goodness is our birthright. This is basic human wisdom that doesn't belong to any one culture or religious tradition - though it can be found in many of them throughout history. All humans can discover this goodness of human life and radiate that goodness into the world for the peace and sanity of others.
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 our world. The first in a series of trainings, Level One includes instruction on meditation, talks by the director, individual meetings with teachers, discussions with other participants, and a concluding reception.
These workshops are recommended for new and experienced meditators, with an emphasis on applying the wisdom of meditation to our everyday lives.
The program schedule is Friday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday on 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.
Shastri Sloan has been a meditation instructor and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist community for many years. She was a student of the founder of Shambhala Training, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. In 1982 she moved to Halifax with her family to help establish Shambhala in Nova Scotia. For eight years she was a professor in the Faculty of Health Professions, Dalhousie University and until she retired in 2006, she was a consultant with the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board. Christine lives in the Valley with her partner Gregory Heming and their dog Bonnie.