Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that goodness—rather than confusion—is the unconditional ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.
The Art of Being Human is the first in the series of Shambhala Training weekends and the first program in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. The Way of Shambhala offers a structured path of meditation and a complete introduction to the foundations of Shambhala Buddhism. Open to people of any spiritual tradition, this series provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, wisdom teachings, and physical practices rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhism
The program includes meditation instruction, talks, periods of meditation practice, and discussion. There is no prerequisite. Everyone welcome.
Prerequisites: None—everyone is welcome. (Note: Shambhala Training Level I is prerequisite for Level II.)
Dates and times: September 30th, 08:30 am – 5:30 pm. October 1st, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm.
Suggested reading: Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, by Chögyam Trungpa. This book is available for purchase in the Victoria Shambhala Centre’s bookstore.
Pricing and generosity: 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 paying the “reduced price”. If you are unable to afford the reduced price, you may “pay what you can afford”; to arrange for this, please register in advance via the button below, entering the amount you can afford. 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 program price.
Questions? Contact us at [email protected].