Through meditation practice, you will glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of your existence. You will learn how to open to yourself with gentleness and appreciation, and begin to see your potential as a genuine and compassionate human being.
Shambhala Level I is an excellent introductory program for anyone interested in the path of meditation. It will help open your eyes, heart, and mind to your own basic goodness and the sacredness of life.
This weekend will include guided meditation instruction, periods of both sitting and walking meditation, talks, silent periods, and group discussions.
Shambhala Training Level I is the first retreat in a progressive series of weekend retreats, meaning each weekend is a requirement for the following weekend.
This retreat is offered by Shambhala Online and taught by John Rockwell. We will meet in our beautiful shrine room to participate as a group in this online course. Jackie Muse will be our facilitator.
October 7: 11am – 6:30pm
October 8: 11am – 6:30pm
John Rockwell has been on the path of dharma for 47 years. He met Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1975 and studied and practiced the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings for 12 years with him, and in particular worked with him on translating Tibetan texts into English. For ten years, he studied and taught at Naropa University in the Buddhist Studies department. For many years, he served as an acharya or senior teacher for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and also studied intensively with Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. His inspiration now is to open the heart and senses on the spot.