Program Details

Learning to Meditate - Shambhala Training Level 1 Workshop


with Robert Pressnall
April 27 / 8:30 AM - April 28 / 1:00 PM

Are you new to meditation or wishing it was less of a struggle?  In this day and 1/2 workshop, we begin to glimpse the reality that goodness rather than confusion is the unconditional ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. This program includes meditation instruction with periods of sitting and walking practice, formal talks, group discussion and individual meetings with a meditation instructor.

Based on ancient teachings that were brought to the West by Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala Training weekends offer a way of living in the world with confidence, genuineness and creative expression based on the inherent wisdom that exists in every person. Attendees receive clear and precise methods for uplifting their personal experience.


Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human is the first weekend of the Way of Shambhala I program, which includes both weekend Shambhala Training Levels I-V and the five companion weekly classes, Meditation in Everyday Life through Wisdom in Everyday Life. You are encouraged to do both together, but it is possible to do just the weekends in order, or just the classes in order. However, to proceed beyond the Way of Shambhala I series to the Way of Shambhala II: Sacred Path program, all weekends and classes in Way of Shambhala I are required.


The companion class to Level I: The Art of Being Human is Meditation in Everyday Life.


Generosity Policy applies.


Please register After entering your information, in order to complete registration, please continue to Paypal and make your online payment. Alternatively, you can send a check with “Level I 4/26” in the memo line, made out to Berkeley Shambhala Center to:


Shambhala Training


Berkeley Shambhala Center


2288 Fulton St. Ste 202


Berkeley, CA 94704.


If you have any questions, please contact Larissa Canney.

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