This weekend retreat is ideal for anyone seeking to learn the practice of mindfulness meditation, develop a regular meditation practice, and cultivate a healthy and loving relationship with themselves.
Through meditation practice, you glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of your existence. We learn how to open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, and see our potential as a genuine and compassionate human being.
The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I is an excellent introductory program for anyone interested in the path of meditation. It will help to open our eyes, heart, and mind to our own basic goodness and the sacredness of life.
The Art of Being Human is the first retreat in a progressive series of weekend retreats, meaning each weekend is a requirement for the following weekend.
*When registering, please specify your affiliation with the Shambhala Chicago Center.
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.