Program Details

(Apr) Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Agness Au
April 18 / 7:00 PM - April 20 / 1:00 PM

Public Talk, Friday, April 18, 7 - 9 pm | $25
Saturday, April 19, 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday, April 20, 9 am - 1 pm
$225 full program (includes one copy of Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa)
$180 members


This introductory weekend intensive explores and deepens the basic technique of mindfulness meditation. By settling our minds we begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habitual filters. We experience the power and fulfillment of resting in the present.

In addition to meditation practice, each weekend includes talks by one or more of our senior instructors, one-on-one and group meditation instruction and discussions, and opportunities to socialize and make new friends with fellow participants.

You can register for just the Friday night public talk for only $25 for an introduction to Shambhala Training.

Agness Au is a Sangyum, a lifelong designation as a personal representative of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She is a senior Shambhala Buddhist teacher and Warrior Assembly director, former NYC Shambhala Training resident director, and current Chair of the Shambhala Commission on the Status of Women and Feminine Principle. Agness co-founded and facilitates Journey of Fearlessness, a support group for practitioners who are trauma survivors. She is a Somu (First rank) instructor in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana and has taught and demonstrated for over 25 years.  Agness is retired from a 25-year career in the fashion industry as a design director, cataloger and business owner.

Generosity Policy: Our generosity policy supports individuals who are undergoing financial hardship. Please contemplate how much you can truly offer and give more, less, or the suggested amount based on your individual circumstances. The tuition amount reflects our costs to offer the program. To take advantage of our generosity policy you must contact us in advance at: (212) 675-6544.


We do not accept pay-what-you-can at the door, so please pre-arrange. Thank you!

Online registration for this program has now closed. Please call the ofice for more information. (212) 675-6544.
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