Program Details

Shambhala Level 1 The Art of Being Human


with John Beard
October 25 / 7:00 PM - October 26 / 6:00 PM

Meditation Intensive


Level I will open our eyes, hearts and minds to our own basic goodness and the sacredness of life.


This program is the first of a series of weekend seminars that provides an open and friendly environment to discover knowing how to live with a clear mind, a gentle heart and a sense of humor through the practice of meditation. The weekends include an introduction to sitting meditation practice, talks by a director, individual meetings with a meditation instructor, and group discussion. We welcome people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path.


Wondering if Shambhala Training is right for you? Join us for the talk on *Friday evening. *It is open to the public at no charge.


Schedule:*Friday, October 25th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM;


Saturday, October 26th: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (includes an ending celebration)


This program will be offered at: San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center


3139 University Avenue--enter through the garden gate on Herman Avenue, as our entrance is in the back of the building, behind Swoon Desserts


*Suggested donation: $110.00 Non-Member; $85.00 Member; $95.00 Senior/Student; $50.00 Repeat


*Generosity Policy: The San Diego Shambhala Center does not wish restricted finances ever to interfere with one’s ability to receive the teachings – please pay what you can. If you have the resources, please don't hesitate to offer more than the suggested donation.


John Beard is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has studied Buddhist teachings and practiced meditation for over 35 years and has taught Shambhala Training levels for over 25 years. His wife, Sheryl, will act as Assistant Director.


NOTE: This program is usually offered as a full weekend. At this time, San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center is delighted to offer this special Level I as an evening plus one-day program for those who have not been able to participate in a full weekend program. A continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday are included. Please arrive in time to register at 7:00 PM. 

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