Program Details

Juniper Hill: The Art of Being Human--Shambhala Training, Level I

with Bozica Costigliola
June 21 / 4:00 PM - June 23 / 1:00 PM

Juniper Hill Retreat Centre is located in the midst of the Trent River rolling hills, with 30 acres of fields, forests and trails, providing tranquility and privacy to deepen one's spiritual practice through meditation.

About the Art of Being Human, Shambhala Training Level 1

The Art of Being Human is the first in the series of Shambhala Training weekends and the first program in the Way of Shambhala curriculum.

In The Art of Being Human, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.

The program includes meditation instruction, talks, periods of meditation practice, and discussion.


  • Friday,     Jun 21nd  - Arrival at Juniper Hill 4pm - 6pm

  • Saturday, Jun 22nd -  All day 

  • Sunday,   Jun 23rd -  Departure after lunch 

Cost: $200 (includes meals & accommodation). Generosity Policy applies.

Where: Juniper Hill Retreat Centre, Warkworth, Ontario. Two hours east of Toronto, 3 hours south west of Ottawa and 4 hours west of Montreal.

To register or get further info contact: Madeline Conacher or Louis Allen  at 705-632-0793 or by email. Further details (what to bring, how to get here, carpooling, accommodations, payment & cancellation policy etc) when you register.

About Shambhala Training

Shambhala Training is a progressive series of weekend workshops that uses the wisdom of meditation to introduce students step-by-step into the path of working with one's mind in the context of everyday life. This program is secular and nonsectarian, founded on the basic principle that the practice of meditation can help people of all walks of life and followers of any spiritual tradition become more awake in their own lives and more compassionate and courageous with the world around them.


Bozica Costigliola is a senior Shambhala teacher who lives in Ottawa.

Visit the Toronto Shambhala Centre blog to read about other retreats at Juniper Hill.

Go to Toronto's website