Program Details

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Henia Miedzinski
June 6 / 7:00 PM - June 8 / 5:00 PM

This Training will be rescheduled for the Fall, please check back for the new dates.

Developing the Bravery to Step Outside Our Cocoons

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Joining gentleness with discipline leads to a sense of joy. The mahayana teachings on compassion can become the inspiration for a life of bravery and freedom from doubt.

This weekend workshop includes meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews and group discussions. Warrior in the Word is the third in a series of five weekend workshops.

The Weekend Retreats
The weekend retreats are opportunities to deepen one’s practice of meditation in a powerful environment that meets the needs of a work-week and family life. Rather than having to go away for meditation experience, we provide this training in local communities.

Within each module, the courses or weekend retreats are designed to be taken sequentially. For example, within the Shambhala Training weekend retreats, participants progress from level I through Level V in sequence. You may begin with any of the first three modules listed above.

All are welcome to participate. The Way of Shambhala is open to people of all religious backgrounds or no religious background. It is recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as those looking to enrich their personal spiritual path and social action in the world.

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I
Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

Henia Miedzinski’s formative years happened in a Los Angeles immigrant world of foreign accents and difficult to pronounce names. In 1976 she had the good fortune to become a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and has taught Shambhala Training since 1992. She holds an MA and MFA from UCLA in Art. That led to a professional career in the design field. Henia aspires to manifest the Shambhala view of sacred world in her everyday life, trusting that a connection made to both the chaos and natural elegance of this universe can save lives.


In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “pay what you can afford” policy. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please decide what works for you and offer whatever you can. For those who cannot afford the full price, please pay what you can at the door.

If you would like to volunteer to help at the center, please contact volunteer [at] sfshambhala [dot] org. 


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