Program Details

Shambhala Training Level I Weekend Retreat


with Patricia Ullman
June 6 / 7:00 PM - June 7 / 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.


Open to everyone.


Patricia UllmanPatricia (Hayward) Ullman has been a senior teacher and meditation instructor in Shambhala for many years. From 2000 to 2005 she was the Director of Practice & Education at Dechen Choling, Shambhala's residental retreat center in France, and from 2005-2012 she was the Executive Director of Dorje Denma Ling, the international retreat center in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. In the 1990s, Pat was the Resident Director of Shambhala Training in Washington, DC, and was a founding member of that center in the mid-1970s. Pat is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School in Halifax and was a practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society in the 1980s. She has two grown children and currently lives in Halifax, and serves as the Executive Director of the Resource Opportunities Centre Community Development Association for HRM District 11.

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