Shambhala Training Level II - Birth of the Warrior
with Doria Cross
January 18 / 4:00 PM - January 19 / 5:30 PM
This level is held in conjunction with Level I as a combined weekend, but may be taken independently if prerequisite met.
Shambhala Training is organized into five weekend programs that include meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews and group discussions. Levels I-V provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity within the complexity of daily life. The programs are recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual path.
Prerequisite for Level II: Level I - The Art of Being Human
We see how meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. This second level of Shambhala Training intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, enabling participants to work with obstacles that may have arisen as meditation practice develops.
We also explore how habitual ways of thinking and experiencing obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in and our own genuineness and tenderness. Finally, we learn how to work with the fear that occurs when we move forward out of these habitual patterns.
Participants should be aware that they must attend all parts of a Level, i.e., the entire Level, in order to receive credit for completion of the Level, which is a prerequisite to attend the next Level.
Meals: Coffee served Sunday morning. Sunday lunch will either be catered in (with vegetarian option) or we will go out to eat together –please bring at least $7.00 - $10.00 cash for lunch. Anyone with special dietary needs is invited to bring their lunch. The group is invited to go out to dinner Saturday night, but it is not required.
We would greatly appreciate your registering online before the class, so that we can anticipate class size for food and material preparation
Our Generosity Policy
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. To arrange for this, please contact Jackie Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org
For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.
A generous donor has made scholarship assistance available for those with limited financial means. To apply, please contact Jackie Snyder email@example.com
If you have any program questions, please contact Course Coordinator Jackie Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org
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