Program Details

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Charity Martin
December 13 / 7:00 PM - December 15 / 6:00 PM

Developing the Bravery to Step Outside Our Cocoons
As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Joining gentleness with discipline leads to a sense of joy. The mahayana teachings on compassion can become the inspiration for a life of bravery and freedom from doubt.

This weekend workshop includes meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews and group discussions. Warrior in the Word is the third in a series of five weekend workshops.

The Weekend Retreats
The weekend retreats are opportunities to deepen one’s practice of meditation in a powerful environment that meets the needs of a work-week and family life. Rather than having to go away for meditation experience, we provide this training in local communities.

Within each module, the courses or weekend retreats are designed to be taken sequentially. For example, within the Shambhala Training weekend retreats, participants progress from level I through Level V in sequence. You may begin with any of the first three modules listed above.

All are welcome to participate. The Way of Shambhala is open to people of all religious backgrounds or no religious background. It is recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as those looking to enrich their personal spiritual path and social action in the world.

Charity MartinCharity Martin has been a Shambhala practitioner and teacher for many years. She is a longtime student of Pema Chödrön and serves as her Bay Area personal secretary. Charity is also a practitioner of Rosen Method Bodywork specializing in somatic experiencing. She frequently teaches Body and Meditation workshops at San Francisco and other area Shambhala centers. Charity has taught many classes in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. She teaches from her own experience and is known for her warm, engaging style.

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I
Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

$90 Full-time students
$90 To repeat the level
Membership discounts apply. For financial aid or work-study please contact volunteer [at] sfshambhala [dot] org at least a week in advance. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Arela: arela [dot] pineda [at] gmail [dot] com

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