Suited for both beginning and experienced meditators, Shambhala Training Level 1, The Art of Being Human offers a foundation of mindfulness-awareness sitting practice together with mind/body practices. Participants will be introduced to the Shambhala path of warriorship based on the development of genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity within the complexity of daily life.
Shambhala Training is a series of contemplative weekend workshops. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness is the basis of a secular path of meditation, which can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and enrich their existing spiritual path. This path shows how to take the challenges of daily life in our modern society as opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action. Level 1 includes talks by the instructors, personal interviews, periods of walking and sitting meditation, mind/body exercises, and group discussions.
The Shambhala Training is inspired by the ancient legend of the Kingdom of Shambhala, said to be a society which drew its gentle and fearless sense of social responsibility from the practice of meditation. The legend of the Kingdom of Shambhala has been a guiding vision for many centuries in Asian culture and has parallels in Western traditions. All aspects of our daily life and society—family, commerce, education, the arts—can be permeated with a sense of sacredness.
About the Way of Shambhala:
The Way of Shambhala is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, each followed by a five-week course that expands upon what was offered in the weekend and brings the practice of meditation into everyday life.
Over the course of a year, the Way of Shambhala introduces the entire Shambhala path. This series 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 community and our whole society.
The course Meditation in Everyday Life is recommended either before or after Level I. Please click here for a full description and chart of the Way of Shambhala.
The teacher, Neal Greenberg was a close student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Kusum Lingpa, and Khachyab Rinpoche. He was appointed Ngagpa Lama by Kusum Lingpa, and was approved to teach all levels of Shambhala by Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and was an instructor at Shambhala Seminary under Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and an instructor for teacher trainings and was designated as an Upadesha. He has been meditating for 50 years under the guidance of various lamas, studied with two Zen Masters, and took teachings from other Tibetan Buddhist Teachers, such as the Dalai Lama, Khyentse Rinpoche, and others.
The fee for the classes is 2500 Baht per person. Early bird registration (paid in full before October 1st) is 2000 Baht.
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