Program Details

The Way of Shambhala Level 1: The Art of Being Human


with Joseph Litven
October 25 / 7:30 PM - October 27 / 6:00 PM

“There is a natural source of radiance and brilliance in the world which is the innate wakefulness of human beings – if we open our eyes, if we open our minds, if we open our hearts, we will find that the world is a magical place”,  “Shambhala – Sacred Path of the Warrior”, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche


Level 1 offers both a good introduction for complete beginners to meditation and a fresh inspiration for those who may already have some experience of meditation within their own spiritual tradition"


This weekend program be will be led by Joe Litven starting with a public talk on Friday evening at 7.30pm - "Being who you are: Simplicity in an age of chaos".

 

The programme then runs all day Saturday from 9.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday from 9.30am to 6.00pm(approx) ending with celebratory refreshments. Lunch will not be included, but there are cafes nearby or you are welcome to bring your own.

 

Joe Litven


Joe Litven PhD has been a student of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche since 1974. He lives in Halifax Nova Scotia. He is a senior teacher of Shambhala Training having taught programmes for more than 25 years in North and South America aswell as Europe. Over the past 10 years he has been Dean for Shambhala Training in Halifax, working with Directors and Assistant Directors.

 

Professionally Dr Litven is an organisational consultant with a speciality in enhancing communication and leadership in public and private sector enterprises as well as NGO’s. He sits on the Board of Shambhala Institute for Authentic leadership an innovative annual programme combining meditative, artistic and organisational practices for a global audience of diverse participants.

 

He is also part time DJ for a community radio station in Halifax.


The Way of Shambhala


The Way of Shambhala offers a structured path of meditation and complete introduction to the foundations of Shambhala Buddhism.  Suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition, this series of weekends and classes provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, wisdom teachings, and physical practices rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhism.


This first weekend workshop is entitled The Art of Being Human. Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.


Contact and registration


To register click on the link below. If you register by 25 September you will qualify for our early bird rate of £80. To fully confirm your place, on registering you will be asked to send a £30 deposit payable by cheque. Details of where to send this will be in your confirmation email.


We also have a select number of scholarship places available. On registering, please state whether you wish to apply for one of these places in the comments box and we send you details.


For any other details contact Suzy by email or phone 07900 958145.

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