Program Details

Shambhala Training Level II - Birth of the Warrior

with Martha Hildreth
October 11 / 7:00 PM - October 13 / 6:00 PM

This second weekend program in the Way of Shambhala I (Year One) series deepens our practice of meditation and teaches us to recognize our habitual patterns and begin to discover fearlessness.

Having tasted the experience of basic goodness through Shambhala Training Level I weekend, we long to move forward. Deepening our meditation practice in Shambhala Training Level II allows us to observe how we personally create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. These habits trap us and prevent us from experiencing the full potential of our lives. Through meditation, we begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness.

Shambhala Training Levels I-V, The Heart of Warriorship, provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuine confidence, humor, and personal dignity within the complexity of daily life. The weekends are recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual tradition.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level I - The Art of Being Human.

STAFFING: If you've completed Level III, 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.  If you are interested in staffing, please contact the coordinator, Liz St. John ( or sign up via SMCD's Volunteer webpage HERE.

About Martha Hildreth:
Martha began Shambhala studies in 1994. In addition to the Sakyong as her teacher, she also a became a formal student to Pema Chödrön in 1999. Ani Pema directed Martha to work within the community on addiction issues, as that had been her field to work before retirement. Martha has facilitated the recovery group in Denver for years. She completed Shambhala teacher training in 2002, and has directed Shambhala Training levels in Denver, Tucson and Phoenix.

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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