Program Details

Shambhala Training Level I Weekend Retreat


with Noel McLellan
October 17 / 7:00 PM - October 18 / 6:00 PM

In Shambhala Training Level One the ancient wisdom of Shambhala comes alive in our daily existence. This first level presents the view that the world is sacred and basic goodness is our birthright. This is basic human wisdom that doesn't belong to any one culture or religious tradition - though it can be found in many of them throughout history. All humans can discover this goodness of human life and radiate that goodness into the world for the peace and sanity of others.


Shambhala Training is a path to develop the dignity of being human, using meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. The first in a series of trainings, Level One includes instruction on meditation, talks by the director, individual meetings with teachers, discussions with other participants, and a concluding reception.


These workshops are recommended for new and experienced meditators, with an emphasis on applying the wisdom of meditation to our everyday lives.


The program schedule is Friday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday on 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.


Open to everyone.
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The Way of Shambhala series provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation and is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, plus an optional accompanying five-week 'In Everyday Life' course. The series is designed to be applicable to the complexity of our daily lives. With gentleness and precision we can develop courage and sanity in these troubled times of uncertainty.


The Shambhala Training Levels I-V and the Everyday Life classes can also each be taken as a stand alone series.


Over the course of a year, the Way of Shambhala introduces the entire Shambhala path. It offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there, how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our whole society. Please click here for a full description and chart of The Way of Shambhala.




~ Program Pricing ~


For those who can offer more than the regular 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. Tax receipts are offered for all amounts above the regular program price.


In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a generosity policy. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please decide what works and offer whatever you can. Setting up a payment plan for the full amount may also be an option to consider. To discuss this, please contact Bob Hastey, bhastey@shambhala.org or 420-1118 x113.

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