Program Details

Shambhala Training Level I- The Art of Being Human

with Jeffrey Stevens
September 6 / 7:00 PM - September 8 / 1:00 PM

The ancient wisdom of Shambhala comes alive in our daily existence. Shambhala Training is a path of meditation that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. The first in a series of trainings, Level One includes instruction on meditation, talks, individual meetings with teachers, discussions, and a concluding reception.

Level One registration and check-in begins at 6:30pm on Friday evening. All participants are invited to a light breakfast buffet available on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 8:30am. There also is an optional catered lunch on Saturday for $10. Note: When you register, your confirmation e-mail will have a survey link where you can indicate if you wish to participate in this optional catered lunch.

The Friday night talk is FREE and open to the public.

Shambhala Training welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path. The workshops are recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual tradition.


STAFFING: If you've completed Level III and MIEL, we invite you to volunteer to help staff this program! It also is recommended [but not required] to have taken the "Shambhala Path of Staffing" training. In Denver, this was held in May 2013 with Shastri Janet Solyntjes, but it has been offered at other Shambhala Centers, too. The coordinator is Michael Archibeque ( ) or sign up via SMCD's Volunteer webpage HERE.

About Shastri Jeffrey Stevens:

A longtime student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Jeffrey began studying and practicing the Shambhala Buddhist path in 1992. He has an academic background in philosophy, anthropology, and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. His occasionally humorous teaching style emphasizes a precise understanding of the mechanics of meditation, and he encourages students to articulate what they have learned with each new step in their education. In his professional life, he is a founding partner of August Wealth Group, a financial management company. He serves as Shastri, a senior teacher of the Shambhala tradition, at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver.

Generosity Policy: Please contemplate how much you can offer and give more or the suggested amount above based on your individual circumstances. The suggested program price reflects our costs to offer the program. Our generosity policy supports individuals who have special circumstances and need to "pay-what-you-can" due to financial hardship. To take advantage of our generosity policy, please contact us in advance of this Program at: Thank you!

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