Program Details

Shambhala Training Level I - Weekend Retreat

with Gayle Van Gils
July 27 / 9:00 AM - July 28 / 5:00 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 our senior teacher Gayle Van Gils, individual meetings with a meditation instructor, 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 Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday on 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Lunch is provided on Sunday

To learn more about the Way of Shambhala, please click here.

NO pre-requisite. 

The St. Petersburg Shambhala Meditation Center thrives due to the generosity of its program participants, friends and members. Recognizing that generosity, trust and openness are interconnected, we offer all of our programs on a suggested-donation basis and welcome participants to donate less or more than the suggested amounts as they choose.


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