Program Details

Level I - The Art of Being Human


with Dan Peterson
September 6 / 7:00 PM - September 7 / 5:00 PM

Level I training, the first class in The Heart of Warriorship series, introduces the practice of meditation through talks, guided meditation, and discussion.  This first class also provides information about the rest of the Shambhala path. 


To pre-register or for more information, email drala@juneaushambhala.org



 




The Heart of Warriorship


Shambhala Training is organized into five weekend workshops that include meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews and group discussions. Levels I-V provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity within the complexity of daily life. The workshops are recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual path.



Level I: 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.



Level II: Birth of the Warrior


Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness.



Level III: Warrior in the World


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.



Level IV: Awakened Heart


With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. We can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness.



Level V: Open Sky


Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment.


 



*Our Generosity Policy allows anyone to participate fully in the life of our Center regardless of his or her ability to contribute financially. The Juneau Shambhala Meditation Center thrives due to the generosity of its program participants, friends and members. Recognizing that generosity, trust and openness are interconnected, we offer all of our programs on a suggested-donation basis and welcome participants to donate less or more than the suggested amounts as they can afford.


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