Program Details

Shambhala Training Level 3

with Susan Dever
May 17 / 6:30 PM - May 19 / 6:00 PM

Shambhala Training reminds us that “everything is fresh,” that each moment opens opportunities for us to engage our world in a direct way. Level III, “The Warrior in the World,” is a weekend especially suited to examine—perhaps for the second time (or so)—our tendencies to rely on the cocoon of habit even as we practice the gentle fearlessness of stepping into our warriorship.


May 17-19 we’ll do just that, continuing our journey toward developing genuine confidence as we greet the world from two slightly different vantage points: a Shambhalian household near the University of New Mexico, as well as another practice space on campus.   


We’ll first meet at the Department of Cinematic Arts, UNM, on Friday evening, at 6:42 sharp, for initial meditation practice, a talk, a short contemplative film, and discussion.  Saturday will find us at home in the near neighborhood. 


Saturday launches later than we might be accustomed to, and extends bit more in the day.  We’ll breakfast in-house at 9:00, enjoy a potluck meal around 1:00, closing the session in time to dine together in Nob Hill. 


Sitting and walking meditation in a somewhat different situation may inspire conversations about what warriorship in the world might be like for each of us, and suggest how we might also appreciate our Center afresh.  And though we’ll be practicing “in the field”—including a short Sunday afternoon screening at the U—all the talks, discussions, and interviews will provide a traditional, Shambhalian container.


Program Times and Places:


6:42 PM –  9:00 PM  Friday: UNM’s Department of Cinematic Arts

9:00 AM –  6:00 PM  Saturday: “At Home” all day; with encouragement to dinner

10:00 AM – 6:30 PM Sunday: “At Home” during the morning; sack lunch from home or Flying Star; practice at UNM in afternoon


Driving directions:


Department of Cinematic Arts, located in the CERIA Building (Building 83) at UNM’s main campus, is northwest of the Center for the Arts and Popejoy, just east of Northrop Hall.  Its entrance is marked by a lily fountain.  At that fountain, a pedestrian continuation of Yale, with your back to Central, looking northward, you’ll face a light olive green building that is CERIA.  The Cinematic Arts Shrine Room is on the third floor in 365.  Parking is least expensive off Yale Street, just south of Central.  “Home” maps will be distributed on Friday.   

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