Program Details

Shambhala Training Level III - Warrior In The World

with Lance Brunner & Loretta Geuenich
November 2 / 8:30 AM - November 3 / 5:00 PM

Program ID; 148509

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Dr Lance Brunner from USA, and Loretta Geuenich from Adelaide SA
Saturday, November 2nd / 8:30am (coffee and registration) - Sunday November 3rd / 6pm (includes Celebration).

Dr Lance Brunner - short Bio

I discovered and embraced the Shambhala path in the mid-1980s, at which time I was very involved with peace and justice issues.  I was searching for a practice that would help make me more effective in working in the world, and I found a precious treasure in the Shambhala path.  I have also been involved since that time in leadership development, first as a Kellogg National Fellow (1985-88), and then as director of a leadership program for grass-roots community leaders in the Appalachian region from 1990-1996.  I have directed Shambhala Training levels since 1993 and have recently facilitated programs on contemplative art and creativity, both for Shambhala centers and other groups and organizations.  I attended Vajrayana Seminary in 1999.  I am also a professor of music history at the University of Kentucky, and serve as Director of Graduate Studies in Music there.  I am very happy to be involved in an exploration of how we can be more effective as a sangha in creating enlightened society.

Loretta Geuenich

Loretta Geuenich began her involvement with the Shambhala community in 2001 in NZ and has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 2008. She is a vital member of the Adelaide Shambhala community and has been involved in developing Shambhala International in Australia since 2006. Loretta's study background is in the area of Visual Arts; Adult education and International development. She currently works with urban and rural communities in the area of community development evaluation


In Shambhala Training Level III, we work in a deliberate way. We make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life.

When we become awake to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence and vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive.

The Warrior in the World leaves the stuffiness of the cocoon to explore the world with direct perception. This can be the beginning of a life-long love affair with the phenomenal world, one not based on the reference points of hope and fear or gain and loss. Along this journey we develop genuine confidence, humor, and personal dignity.

The weekend includes meditation training and practice, talks by senior teachers, personal meetings with a meditation instructor, and group discussions.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Levels I and II.

Recommended WOS Courses: Meditation in Everyday Life and Contentment in Everyday Life.

Shambhala Levels are structured to offer a sense of a journey, and each weekend builds on the previous levels. The weekend blends teachings and talks with an experience of meditation. Please wear comfortable clothing for meditation, and no perfume.

The course Joy in Everyday Life follows this level. Joy in Everyday Life is the third of the five courses and follows Level III. 

The Way of Shambhala series provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation and is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, each followed by a five-week course from the In Everyday Life series.

The series is designed to be applied to the complexity of our daily lives and to develop courage and sanity in these troubled times of uncertainty.

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