Program Details

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Aine Marron
August 23 / 7:00 PM - August 25 / 5:00 PM

With Aine Marron
Friday 23rd August 2013, 7pm, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August, 8.30am to 5pm

Pre-requisite:  Shambhala Training Level Two 

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities.  We develop genuine confidence, humour and personal dignity. 

The weekend includes meditation training and practice, talks by the programme teacher, personal interviews and group discussions.

Recommended TextShambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.  This book is available for purchase at the Auckland Shambhala Centre.

Registrations:  Please register with Anya Zvedzina at

Programme Fee:  $150;  Members: $135

Concessionary rate* and repeats:  $75 

A late payment penalty of $15 will apply for payments made after 15  August.

* Please note:   Our generosity policy is designed to ensure that nobody is ever prevented from attending programmes due to financial hardship. 
Please do not hesitate to ask for a special rate if you need to.

A light breakfast will be served at 8.30 am on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Please advise if you will not be attending for breakfast

There will be a Reception with finger food and wine directly after the programme on 25 August.

Aine Marron originally hails from Dublin, Ireland where she studied Catholic Theology in the first class of lay students ever admitted to a seminary there.  She moved to Melbourne in 1981, and is married with two beautiful daughters.  Aine learned meditation in the field of alternative medicine – working at the Gawler Foundation supporting cancer patients and she and her husband, Warwick, run a Chinese Medicine Clinic in Melbourne.She became a student of Pema Chodron in 2001 during a year-long retreat at Gampo Abbey, in Nova Scotia and she is also a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. In 2008 she founded the Shambhala Melbourne Centre and is now the Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand.  

Shambhala Training is a series of contemplative workshops, suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness is the basis of a secular path of meditation, which can benefit people of any spiritual tradition. Shambhala Training is the study and practice of Shambhala warriorship, the tradition of human bravery and leadership. This path shows how to take the challenges of daily life in our modern society as opportunities for contemplative practice and social action.

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