Program Details

Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Marian Bond
March 15 / 8:30 AM - March 16 / 12:00 PM

The Art of Being Human: Discovering basic goodness in the world and ourselves

With Shastri Marian Bond

Saturday 15 March 8.30 - 6pm
Saturday 16 March 8.30am - noon

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human marks the beginning of
the Shambhala Training path of weekend workshops, and is suited to both
new and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of
mindfulness and awareness is the basis of a secular path of meditation,
which can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and way of life.
Shambhala Training is the study and practice of Shambhala warriorship, the
tradition of human bravery and leadership. This path shows how to take the
challenges of daily life into our modern society as opportunities for both
contemplative practice and social action.

This first program focuses on the basic yet profound technique of
mindfulness meditation. By settling our minds, we begin to see the magic
of the world beyond our habitual filters, and experience the quality of
basic goodness which can neither be created nor destroyed. Opening to
ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential
as genuine and compassionate human beings.

In addition to meditation practice, there will be talks, group meditation
instruction and discussions.

A simple breakfast is provided and the program ends with a short

Registration: $110

Shastri Marian Bond is our resident Shastri and lives here in Wellington .  (Shastris are appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche:  Shastri is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘learned teacher’.)  
Marian is also a long time student of 
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  
As former Shambhala Regional Director for New Zealand and Australia , she has been strongly instrumental in making the Shambhala teachings available here
and has taught programmes for many years. Shastri Bond usually spend our winters in Europe and North America where she teachers at other Shambhala Centres and along with Shambhala Shatris and Acharyas, attends programs directed by the Sakyong

In line with our principle of generosity, no-one should be prevented from taking a programme because of lack of money.  If you require further assistance, please talk to us.
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