Program Details

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Lance Brunner
November 22 / 6:30 PM - November 24 / 6:00 PM

Shambhala Training is a series of contemplative workshops, suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness is the basis of a secular path of meditation, which can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and way of life. Shambhala Training is the study and practice of Shambhala warriorship—the tradition of human bravery and leadership. This path shows how to take the challenges of daily life in our modern society as opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action. 

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities.

Level III will include meditation instruction, talks by Lance Brunner, and group discussion.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level II

Lance Brunner is an experienced teacher in the Shambhala-Buddhist tradition, having directed Shambhala Training and contemplative arts programs and retreats for twenty years in a variety of settings in North and South America, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand including leading four “summer arts dathuns” at Karme Choling (2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012). He served as co-chair of the Advisory Board for the Shambhala Path of Social Engagement and was a member of the International Shambhala Art Council. He combines his interests in the arts, meditation, and action in the world through his consulting and facilitation, having worked with health professionals, businesses, leadership organizations, and within prisons. A Kellogg National Fellow (1985-88) and the founding Director of the Commonwealth Fellowship Program for community leaders in Appalachia (1990-96), he has been a professor of music history at the University of Kentucky since 1976..

Teacher:  Lance Brunner


Friday 22 November 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Saturday 23 November 8.30 am to 6.00 pm

Sunday 24 November 8.30 am to 6.00 pm


Light breakfast will be served Saturday and Sunday at 8.30

Light lunch Saturday provided (sandwiches and salads)

Lunch Sunday byo or eat out

Coordinator:  Phil Carver 021 1551448 or email for more info

Cost of programme:

First time participants:  $145 (discounts available for students and unwaged - please contact the coordinator prior to the programme)

Repeat participants:  $36

Lunch (Saturday):  $10


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