Program Details

Shambhala Training Level I, The Art of Being Human

with Veit Weber
November 7 / 7:00 PM - November 9 / 6:00 PM

IN BRUNSWICK. Take a weekend and learn to meditate.  Open To All.  Open your eyes, heart and mind to your own basic goodness and the sacredness of life.

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence.

This first weekend of Shambhala Training introduces participants to the practice of sitting meditation and to the basic principles of the Shambhala path of warriorship. There is a fundamental, good energy present in all of our experience, and this basic goodness, innate to the way things are, is our own inborn, unconditional nature as well.

This weekend practice cultivates openness toward ourselves and our environment, moment by moment. When we practice openness our lives can be a journey of wakeful and genuine existence.

"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.

 No prerequisites, all welcome. Friday 7:00 p.m. registration, 7:30 p.m. opening talk, free and open to the public. Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more information contact: Matthew Alcorn at

We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what is possible for you in your current situation, and offer as much of the program fee as you can.

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.

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