Examine your fears and habitual patterns by training the mind to meet challenging moments with courage and confidence. Birth of a Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Shambhala Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking, termed “cocoon” in Shambhala Training, obscure the raw brilliance of ourselves and the world we live in.
By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we learn how to work with fear to cultivate the willingness to see our deep-seated habits and defenses. This weekend program intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, which enables us to begin seeing through obscurations of habitual patterns that we have created over time.
This program is offered in-person on Friday Dec 8th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, and Saturday Dec 9th and Sunday Dec 10th from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. From 8:30 – 9:00 AM a light breakfast and coffee/tea will be served. Program begins promptly at 9:00 AM. Participants are invited to bring their own lunch or eat out both days. On Sunday, the program will conclude with a celebratory reception.
Sarah Addison began teaching the Shambhala dharma in 2001 and has taught throughout the Pacific NW and British Columbia. She briefly served as Shastri for the Bellingham Shambhala Center before moving to Seattle to launch an integrated and collaborative care program. Sarah grew up in Boulder, CO enjoying mountain climbing and skiing, as well as contemplative practices like Kyudo, Ikebana, and modern dance through Naropa University, where she earned her graduate degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy. Sarah has a deep appreciation for nature and can frequently be found walking in the woods with her dog, Alaya.
Prerequisites: Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
Price: $108 Regular, $149 Patron, or Pay an amount you can afford. Repeat program price is $54. Enter the amount in the Pay what you can afford payment option.
Location: In-Person at Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison Street, Seattle
Our Generosity Policy: 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 what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can. 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 price.
Registration: When registering, you’ll have the opportunity to pay online through PayPal (or by credit card), which greatly simplifies the process for us. For further details, see our Program Policies and FAQs page.
Questions? Please write to us at [email protected].