Program Details

Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Jennifer Woodhull
November 15 / 6:00 PM - November 17 / 4:00 PM

"The first principle of Shambhala vision is
 not being afraid of who you are"

— Chögyam Trungpa, founder of Shambhala Training

About Shambhala Training

The secular Shambhala Trainings were established 35 years ago in the United States by Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa. The weekend levels are offered in more than a hundred centres throughout North America and Europe, as well as in South America and New Zealand. In South Africa, nearly 100 people have graduated from Level I since it was introduced here in 2005.

Shambhala Training gives us a foundation and ongoing support for growing in confidence and fearlessness. Based on the practice of mindfulness meditation, this series of five workshops goes to the heart of both personal exploration and social transformation.

Who Can Attend, and What Does It Take?

If you would like to learn and practice meditation outside the context of religion, or want to deepen an existing spiritual practice in virtually any tradition, you’ll find Shambhala Training an excellent resource.

All graduates of previous Level I weekends may participate at half the standard fee. Repeating levels is highly recommended, since each one is unique and typically offers new angles on the material covered.

Free Opening Talk

If you're curious about your own potential; if you're passionate about creating a sane and harmonious society; or if you want to hear more about the vision of Shambhala—come to the Level I opening talk on Friday, November 15th. It's free and open to all. 


The Sufi Temple, Kinkleway Avenue, Newlands

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are due seven days before the course begins. Payment to be made via EFT or bank deposit to our bank account. Details as follows:

Bank: Nedbank
Account name: Shambhala Cape Town
Account type: Cheque
Branch: Rondebosch
Branch code: 104809
Account number: 1048090140

If you have to cancel after making payment, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is made fourteen days or more before the course begins.

Cancellations made between seven and fourteen days before the course begins will incur a 20% administration fee.

If you cancel within seven days of the course, 50% of your payment will be refunded.

Since our costs are based on the venue and a minimum number of people, there will be no refunds for cancellations made on or after the day the course begins.

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