Program Details

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior


with Elizabeth Reid
November 1 / 7:30 PM - November 3 / 5:00 PM

In The Birth of the Warrior, we examine our habitual tendencies, fears, and defense mechanisms, building on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in Level I.


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.


The point of Shambhala Training is to get out of the cocoon, which is the shyness and aggression in which we have wrapped ourselves… A Shambhala warrior is someone who is brave enough not to give in to the aggression and contradictions that exist in society…who is able to step out of the cocoon--that very comfortable cocoon that he or she is trying to sleep in. -- Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.


The class includes sitting and walking meditation instruction and practice, discussions, one on one meetings with teachers, and talks.


All prices include breakfast and lunch on Sat. and Sun.  Lodging prices are for one person in shared accomodations.


Shrineroom lodging available for $20/night added to commuter rate.


A DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO HOLD PROGRAM AND HOUSING REGISTRATION



  • Deposits and payments are refundable up to two weeks prior to the program start date, minus a $25 cancellation fee.

  • After the two week deadline, Sky Lake will deduct a $35 cancellation fee and retain the rest of your deposit as credit towards another program to be used within a year of the date of the program. Any payments over the deposit will be refunded.


No refunds or credits are given for cancellations after 48 hours prior the beginning of the program.


Single rooms are rarely available for Sky Lake programs.  When available, the cost is $115/weekend night and $90/weekday night added to the commuter rate posted.

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