Program Details

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Layth Matthews
November 2 / 8:30 AM - November 3 / 12:00 PM

This Saturday and half day Sunday program is part of The Way of Shambhala, our core path of training.  

As human beings, we long for sanity, compassion and inspiration in our lives. According to the Shambhala teachings, this longing is a manifestation of basic goodness—the dignity and wakefulness that we all possess.

Shambhala Training Level I, a key introductory program, presents the practice of meditation as a way to uncover and contact this innate dignity and wakefulness.

Open to everyone

The program will include 2 breakfasts, tea, and a closing reception.

Suggested reading:

(These books are available in the "Shambhala Shop" at the Shambhala Centre.)

Suggested donation: $100; $25 for repeat participants (see our accommodating Generosity Policy)

Registration: You can register through the "Click Here to Register" link below and offer a donation through PayPal or you can register and offer a donation at the Shambhala Centre during the program.


Layth Matthews has been a student of Buddhism and of economics since 1979. He is an authorized teacher and meditation instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition and has led meditation programs across North America, including a recent course at the BC Ministry of the Environment. He is currently Director of the Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada where he lives with his wife and three children.

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