Program Details

Way of Shambhala: The Art of Being Human (Level 1)


June 7 / 8:30 AM - June 8 / 2:00 PM

Class Description:


Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.


Shambhala Training is a secular meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. These qualities arise out of meditation practice and study of Shambhala warriorship. Shambhala Training welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path.


In Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human, we will learn to experience the world as sacred and see basic goodness as our birthright. Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional basic goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.


This first weekend retreat of the Way of Shambhala series introduces participants to the practice of sitting meditation and to the basic principles of the Shambhala path of warriorship. There is a fundamental, good energy present in all of our experience, and this basic goodness, innate to the way things are, is our own inborn, unconditional nature as well.


The program includes meditation instruction, talks by the Director, group discussions, guided contemplative practice, and individual interviews with instructors.



Prerequisite:


None. This course is open to everyone.


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Shambhala Generosity Policy: Individuals who are unable to pay either the full, member or student/senior program fee should pre-register for programs online and indicate their need for financial assistance in the "notes" section.   The program coordinator will contact you with work-trade and payment plan options.


 


 

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