Program Details

Shambhala Level 1 The Art of Being Human

with Kunga Dawa (Richard) Arthure
July 5 / 7:00 PM - July 7 / 6:00 PM

Drawn from the tradition presented in Chögyam Trungpa’s seminal book Shambhala, the Sacred Path of the Warrior, this intensive is the essential first step for entering the Shambhala Training path of bravery and gentleness. The Art of Being Human introduces mindfulness-awareness meditation in a secular context and vocabulary. Engaging the mind, we glimpse the world's magic without conceptual filters, and begin to discover a basic goodness which is always present.

The Shambhala teachings present a way of living in the world with creative expression, confidence, and genuineness. This first weekend of Shambhala Training introduces participants to the Shambhala teachings and to the practice of sitting meditation.

Wondering if this weekend of Shambhala Training is right for you?   Join us for the talk on Friday evening.  It is open to the public at no charge.

Weekend schedule: 

Friday, July 5th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM;

Saturday, July 6th: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM;

Sunday, July 7th: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

This program will be offered at: San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

3139 University Avenue- enter through the garden gate on Herman Avenue, as our entrance is in the back of the building, behind Swoon Desserts

*Suggested donation: $150.00 Non-Member; $125.00; Member; $125.00 Senior/Student;      $50.00 Repeat

*Generosity Policy:  The San Diego Shambhlala Center does not wish restricted finances ever to interfere with one’s ability to receive the teachings – please pay what you can. If you have the resources, please don't hesitate to offer more than the suggested donation.

Kunga Dawa (Richard Arthure) became a close student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1966. He traveled with him to India, Sikkim and Bhutan, was present with him at Tagtsang when the Sadhana of Mahamudra was revealed and co-created the English language version of it. He has also received teachings and empowerments from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Kunga Dawa was a co-founder of the Karme Choling Center in Vermont and has traveled and taught extensively teaching at more than 35 Shambhala Centers. He completed a three year retreat in northern New Mexico in 2003 and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado. He is the author of a book of poems, Medium of the Breath: Dharma Poems for Here and Now.

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