Program Details

(May) Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior


with Ethan Nichtern & Rachael Timberlake
May 16 / 7:00 PM - May 18 / 6:00 PM

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level I


What recent Level 2 students have said:


"Very positive experience, helped a lot for my practice."


"I can't think of anyone who would not benefit from this."


"Such a powerful tool for personal growth."


In Level II, we use meditation practice to observe more directly how our habitual fear and anxiety can lose its power when confronted directly, in an atmosphere of gentleness. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness.


Just like Level I, this weekend includes individual and group meditation instruction, teachings by a senior director, and opportunities to socialize with fellow participants.


Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri, a senior teacher, in the Shambhala tradition. He is the senior teacher in residence for the NY Shambhala community. He is the author of the novel Your Emoticons Won't Save You and the nonfiction book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence. He is also the founder of The Interdependence Project, an organization dedicated to Buddhist-inspired meditation and psychology, transformational activism, mindful arts, and meaningful media. He teaches and lectures around the world and is based in New York City. More info:www.ethannichtern.com


Rachael Timberlake has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and the Shambhala Buddhist teachings since 1993. She has been a meditation instructor for over 15 years and loves teaching in the Learn to Meditate program. She is currently the CoDirector of Practice and Education of the New York Shambhala Center. Rachael has had a private acupuncture practice in Manhattan since 2002.


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

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