Program Details

Way of Shambhala: Level I. The Art of Being Human

with Betsy Pond
February 15 / 9:00 AM - February 16 / 12:00 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, talks by senior teachers, one-on-one meetings to clarify questions (interviews) and group discussions.

 Note: The companion class to Level I is Meditation in Everyday Life.

SCHEDULE (subject to change by the teacher):


8.30am  Participants arrive

9 am      Program begins

5 pm      Program ends (ending time is approximate)


8.30am  Participants arrive

9 am      Program begins

Noon     Program ends (ending time is approximate)

Registration is required. Please register online below. 


  • $150  Regular

  • $125  Member

  • $  60  Repeat


Tuition may be paid online when you register, in person, or by mail.   

1. Secure Online payment: use the Pay Now button and pay with your bank card or checking account when you register.

Note:  If paying for more than one person with the same bank card or bank account, combine the payments on one of the registrations and write the registrant names in the payment comment box along with the program name.

2. In person: cash and checks are accepted any time the Center is open.   Make checks payable to Dallas Shambhala Mediation Center and denote the workshop name to ensure accurate credit of payment.

3. Payments by mail: send checks to Dallas Shambhala Meditation Center, 13720 Midway Road, Suite 108, Farmers Branch, TX 75244


Generosity Policy & Scholarships 

  • Generosity Policy applies:  The Dallas Shambhala Center does not wish restricted finances ever to interfere with one's ability to receive the teachings -- please pay what you can.  If you have the resources, please apply generosity.  More information here

Questions welcome.

If you need to arrange a payment plan or negotiate a reduced tuition, please make arrangements prior to the program by contacting  Joan Keagy, Practice and Study Coordinator



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