Program Details

The Art of Being Human- Shambhala Training Level I

with Jackie Muse
September 6 / 8:30 AM - September 7 / 1:00 PM

Shambhala Training is a sequence of weekend programs suitable for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world.

Each program involves the study and practice of Shambhala warriorship—a path of nonaggression born from the willingness to meet our world without bias or judgment. This path shows how to take the challenges of everyday life as opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.

In Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence through the practice of meditation. As we open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.

Every Shambhala Training level includes thorough meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, one-on-one meetings to clarify questions, talks by senior teachers, group discussions and a concluding reception.

Jackie Muse is a senior Shambhala teacher. She is the Head of Practice and Education at the Atlanta Shambhala Center. Jackie studied with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the early 70’s and is now a student of his son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She is one of the founders of the Atlanta Shambhala Center and has served on the Governing Council for many years.

Jackie brings a delightful approach to meditation that focuses on the wisdom of the body and everyday life awareness practice. Jackie has taught the Shambhala weekend retreats and the accompanying classes since the mid 80’s and continues to deepen her understanding through regular meditation practice, study and annual retreats with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Jackie has been a Montessori teacher for 37 years and is blessed with two beautiful daughters. She is married to Keith Muse who is also a Senior Shambhala Teacher.


Our Generosity Policy: We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can.


For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a "patron price." Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.

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