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Location: Shambhala Chicago

ONLINE Shambhala Level I : The Art of Being Human

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.

Included in the Retreat

  • Guided meditation instruction
  • Periods of both sitting and walking meditation
  • Talks by an experienced dharma teacher 
  • Silent periods
  • Question & answer periods
  • Group discussions
  • Individual meetings with a trained Meditation Instructor 
  • Connecting with people interested in meditation and developing more compassion for themselves and the people around them! 

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.

To register go to: https://shambhala.org/event/658257-the-art-of-being-human-shambhala-level-i-centre-and-group-participants/

*When registering, please specify your affiliation with the Shambhala Chicago Center.


About the Teacher

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.

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