Shambhala Training Level I and Level II Combo - All in One Weekend
with Linda Mockeridge & Betsy Pond
September 6 / 7:00 PM - September 8 / 5:30 PM
Prerequisites - None - All are welcome to attend. (By completing Level I at the Combo, you meet the prerequisite for taking Level II at the Combo.)
Shambhala Training is organized into five weekend programs that include meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews and group discussions. Levels I-V provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity within the complexity of daily life. The programs are recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual path.
Through the practice of meditation, 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.
In Level II we see how meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our
fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. This second level of Shambhala Training intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, enabling participants to work with obstacles that may have arisen as meditation practice develops.
We also explore how habitual ways of thinking and experiencing obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in and our own genuineness and tenderness. Finally, we learn how to work with the fear that occurs when we move forward out of these habitual patterns.
Participants should be aware that they must attend all parts of a Level, i.e. the entire Level, in order to receive credit for completion of the Level, which is a prerequisite to attend the next Level.
Meals: Combo – Coffee served each morning. lunch is included both days -- with vegetarian options. The group is invited to go out to dinner Saturday night, but it is not required.
We would greatly appreciate your registering online before the class, so that we can anticipate class size for food and material preparation.
Registration is confirmed by payment. We accept payment plans, e.g. post-dated checks. If full payment is an obstacle, please contact the Head of Way of Shambhala, Jackie Snyder email@example.com for other options.
If you have the means to provide a full or partial scholarship for someone else to attend this program, your donation is welcomed.
If you have any questions, please contact Course Coordinator Jackie Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER FOR THE COMBO OF BOTH LEVELS I & II IN ONE WEEKEND