The path of Shambhala Training helps us develop and nurture meditation practice. We learn mindfulness-awareness in sitting meditation, then bring this into our daily lives. This becomes a path, reminding us that we can be inquisitive, brave, gentle and cheerful, even during challenging times. This path of mindfulness, awareness, gentleness and courage is referred to as the path of warriorship.
Genuine warriorship is rooted in recognizing the unconditional goodness that is common to all human beings. Such realization allows us to feel and express ourselves with courage and compassion. We can enjoy and appreciate what it means to be fully human. With meditation as the basis for discovery, this program lays a foundation for connecting more deeply with ourselves, our vitality, and the greater capacities of our minds and hearts.
“The Art of Being Human” is a foundational program, open to everyone, which presents the practice of meditation as a way to uncover our innate dignity and wakefulness and engage in the world with compassionate warriorship. Deeply rooted in the Buddhist tradition of mindfulness-awareness practice, yet secular in presentation and accessible to all, “The Art of Being Human” teaches meditation as a radical path of peace, and the foundation of a sane and caring society.
This program presents “The Art of Being Human” over three Saturday mornings (the “Good Morning Shambhala” format). It is accessible via Zoom from home, 9:00 am to noon PST Feb 17 – Mar. 2.
NOTE: This program is part of a larger offering of Shambhala teachings, the Shambhala Training Levels, which together comprise a complete path of meditation. These levels also consist of a set of Saturday mornings with breaks between each program.
Your co-directors, Mark Hazell and Becky Hazel, bring decades of experience in meditation and teaching with a facility in teaching online. In addition to thorough meditation instruction, they will provide advice and assistance in how to establish a foundation of practice at home.
Participants will receive the Zoom link on registration.
Cost: (CANADA) $90 (Generosity/Patron price: $125) Repeat: $50