The Heart Of Warriorship: Level II, Birth of the Warrior
September 16 / 8:30 AM - September 17 / 5:00 PM
The Heart of Warriorship
Shambhala Training is organized into five weekend workshops that include meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews and group discussions. Levels I-V provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity within the complexity of daily life. The workshops are recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual path.
Level II: The Birth of the Warrior
After discovering the basic tenderness and intelligence that arise through contacting our basic goodness, we also discover why we close down to our fundamental nature. Afraid of our brilliance, afraid of our own fear, we create a cocoon of habitual tendencies and interpretations that keeps us distracted. At the root, fear means the fear of death which means simply the death of “me”. Ego is the name for all the ideas, images, and feelings we have about who we are or want to be. It is also the root of fear. Stepping out of the cocoon of “me” is a slow process of learning about fear. Through relating properly and thoroughly to fear we discover that the way out is through the way in.
A light breakfast, and lunch, will be offered both days.
Donation*: $110 Non-members ($100 Members) ($50 to repeat)
Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center
1202 E. Maryland Avenue, Suite G 2nd Fl, Phoenix, AZ 85014
* Generosity policy applies. Our program tuitions are set at a level needed to support the program and the Center. However, it is our commitment that no one be excluded from participating in our programs due to financial constraints. We ask participants to contemplate how much they can offer and give more, less, or the suggested amount based on their individual circumstances. This policy supports individuals who need to “pay what they can” due to financial hardship. It also encourages generosity in those who have the means to offer more than the recommended tuition.