Program Details

Shambhala Training Level 1 Meditation Retreat


with Shelley Pierce
November 1 / 7:00 PM - November 2 / 6:00 PM

This is the first of a series of contemplative workshops, suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.  The simple yet profound technique of mindfulness and awareness is open to people of any spiritual tradition and way of life.


Way of Shambhala I - Shambhala Training is organized into five weekend workshops called Shambhala Training Levels I to V, and a series of complimentary week night classes that include meditation training and practice emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humor, dignity, and bravery within the complexity of everyday life.


Level I Meditation Retreat: The Art of Being Human


In this program, by opening to our own minds with gentleness and appreciation we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. By settling our minds, we also begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habitual filters.


By the end of the retreat you will be very familiar with the meditation technique and can practice it at home in order to enrich your everyday life.


The program begins with a talk on Friday evening, 7:30 PM, which is open to the public, so feel free to bring your friends.


Saturday morning the Director will give meditation instruction, and practise with the group. For the rest of the retreat, there will be more practice, discussion groups, and talks.


Lunch will be provided on Saturday. The retreat ends late afternoon on Saturday with a celebratory reception.


Prerequisites: None


About the Director









 Shelley Pierce, Senior Teacher of Shambhala Shelley Pierce studied for many years with the founder of Shambhala, Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, and is now a student of his eldest son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche – the present leader of the Shambhala community. Although she currently lives in Seattle, Washington, Shelley was located for seven years in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as the Co-Director of Shambhala Training International.  She is a senior teacher of Shambhala Training, Shambhala Arts, and also teaches Ikebana with the Sogetsu School of Ikebana of Japan.  Shelley currently works as a Finance Manager for a family-run internet company, and is looking forward to visiting and teaching in Edmonton again.

For questions about registration please contact Peggy Eyre.

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