Program Details

Shambhala Training Level II - Birth of the Warrior

with Tracy Suchocki
March 7 / 7:00 PM - March 9 / 5:00 PM

Registration is STILL OPEN!!

For any questions, please contact Tracy Suchocki at

The point of the Shambhala Training is to get out of the cocoon, which is the shyness and aggression in which we have wrapped ourselves. —Chögyam Trungpa

This weekend builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in. By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we learn how to work with fear to cultivate the willingness to see our deep-seated habits and defenses. Shambhala Training Level II intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, enabling participants to begin to see through obscurations of habitual patterns that we have created over time.

Shambhala Training is a path to develop the dignity of being human, using meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and toward our world. The second in a series of trainings, Level Two includes instruction on meditation, talks by the director, individual meetings with teachers, discussions with other participants, and a concluding reception. Shambhala offers teachings in the oral tradition of the ear-whispered lineage, which is passed from human to human. Attendance is required in order to fully experience these teachings. Attendance at the Friday night talk is required.

Shambhala Level I is a prerequisite for Level II. 

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 III: The Birth of the Warrior, will be offered April 11-13, 2014.

The next companion weeknight course from the Everyday Life series, Contentment in Everyday Life, will be offered on four Monday evenings plus one Saturday, March 17 - April 7, 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, April 22 - May 27, 2014.

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

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