Program Details

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Daniel Brown
February 8 / 9:00 AM - February 9 / 5:00 PM

Registration is STILL OPEN

For any questions, please contact Tracy Suchocki at

Previous experience with meditation is not necessary.

'The way of the Great Eastern Sun is based on seeing that there is a natural source of radiance and brilliance in the world, which is the innate wakefulness of human beings.' Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

The Shambhala Training path of the Way of Shambhala begins with The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level One. Level One introduces the rich Shambhala tradition, which inspires and encourages us to explore and celebrate what it is to be human. During the weekend we begin to work with the practice of meditation which allows this gentle exploration to take place.

Level One offers both a good introduction for complete beginners and a fresh inspiration for those who may already have some experience of meditation within their own spiritual traditions.

The entire Shambhala Buddhist curriculum of the Way of Shambhala program consists of six Shambhala Training weekends (called "levels") and eight evening courses (five in the Everyday Life series and three in the Basic Goodness series.) Each class offers meditation instruction and practice, talks on the Shambhala teachings, group discussions and dialogue.

Completing the Way of Shambhala provides the tools you need to establish a personal meditation discipline and take the basic principles of warriorship forward into your daily life. The series of classes are taken sequentially, and can be done at your own pace.

Full Program Fee: $120 (Shambhala Training Level I)
This price covers Burlington Shambhala Center’s actual operating cost for the program (including ongoing costs of running the Center).

Sponsor Program Fee: $160
This price, in addition to covering BSC’s cost for the program, extends generosity to other participants.  Thanks to you, we will be able to make more scholarships available to support people on the Shambhala path.

Generosity Policy:
Our generosity policy supports individuals who are undergoing financial hardship.  Please contemplate how much you can truly offer at this time (more, less, or the suggested full program fee) based on your circumstances.  The full program fee reflects the minimum cost of offering this program.  To take advantage of our generosity policy you must contact Tracy at least one week in advance of the program at (802) 734-7724.  Pre-arrangements are necessary as we cannot accommodate “pay-what-you-can-at-the-door”.

No one will be turned away for financial reasons.


The companion Shambhala Training program, Level II: The Birth of the Warrior, will be offered March 7 - 9 2014.

The companion Way of Shambhala weeknight course from the Basic Goodness series, The Basic Goodness of Society, will be offered on six Tuesday evenings plus a Saturday, February 11 - March 18, 2014.

The companion Way of Shambhala weeknight course from the Everyday Life series, Contentment in Everyday Life, will be offered on four Monday evenings plus a Saturday, March 17 - April 7, 2014.

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

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