Program Details

Being Fully Present

with Michael Atkinson
August 6 / 7:00 PM - August 6 / 8:45 PM

Being Fully Present

Three New Evenings of Sensory Awareness

3 Tuesdays - August 6-August 20,   7-8.45 p.m.

Please Register by August 4, 2013

For any questions, please contact Charlotte Brodie at

Sensory Awareness is a deeply respected mind-body practice of simple gentle experiments, inviting you to pause and explore the spaciousness and connection available in ordinary activities.  New life is breathed into everything you do - taking a step, coming into contact with any object, reaching out to receive

         New experiments will be offered each evening.  Some will experience deep relaxation; others, a primordial connection to the environment; still others, a new meaning in the simplest experiences.

            Zen master Suzuki Roshi once described this study as "the inner experience of entire being, the pure flow of sensory awareness when the mind through calmness ceases to distract." Alan Watts called it "living Zen".

 Michael Atkinson has trained in this approach for thirty-five years.  He is a leader in the international Sensory Awareness Leaders Guild.  For information on Sensory Awareness:      

Donation to Shambhala Center, $30

(Bring a friend and both can register for $20 each)



A new series of Shambhala Training Weekend retreats, which is part of the Way of Shambhala curriculum, will begin with Level I: The Art of Being Human, September 28 & 29, 2013 & February 8 & 9, 2014. See more about Shambhala Training on our website.

The companion Way of Shambhala weeknight course from the Basic Goodness series, The Basic Goodness of Being Human, will be offered on six Monday evenings plus a Saturday, October 7 - November 11, 2013.

The new series of weeknight courses from the Everyday Life series, also part of the Way of Shambhala curriculum, will begin with Meditation in Everyday Life, which will be offered on four Tuesday evenings plus a Saturday, Sept 9 - Sept 30, 2013.

No one will be turned away for financial reasons (see about our fees).

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