Program Details

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with John Ankele
October 3 / 7:30 PM - October 5 / 1:00 PM

Friday night's talk is free and open to the public.

This program combines meditation instruction, talks, discussion groups and one on one meetings.  Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday and Sunday are included.

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.

"If we are willing to take an unbiased look, we will find that, in spite of all our problems and confusion, all our emotional and psychological ups and downs, there is something basically good about our existence as human beings. We have moments of basic non-aggression and is worthwhile to take advantage of these moments...we have an actual connection to reality that can wake us up and make us feel basically, fundamentally good."

-Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, "Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior" 1984

SENIOR AND STUDENT PRICE: $95 for commuters, $195 for lodgers.

All prices include breakfast and lunch on Sat. and Sun.  Lodging prices are for one person in shared accomodations.

Shrineroom lodging available for $20/night added to commuter rate.


  • Deposits and payments are refundable up to two weeks prior to the program start date, minus a $25 cancellation fee.

  • After the two week deadline, Sky Lake will deduct a $35 cancellation fee and retain the rest of your deposit as credit towards another program to be used within a year of the date of the program. Any payments over the deposit will be refunded.

No refunds or credits are given for cancellations after 48 hours prior the beginning of the program.

Single rooms are rarely available for Sky Lake programs.  When available, the cost is $120/weekend night and $95/weekday night added to the commuter rate posted.

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