Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
with Christine Heming
June 15 / 9:00 AM - June 16 / 1:00 PM
Opening to oneself fully is opening to the world.
- Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
About this Program
This first weekend retreat in the Way of Shambhala cirriculum presents the view that the world is sacred and basic goodness is our birthright. This is basic human wisdom that doesn't belong to any one culture or religious tradition - though it can be found in many of them throughout history. All humans can discover this goodness of human life and radiate that goodness into the world for the peace and sanity of others.
Through the practice of sitting and walking meditation, we will remember our natural confidence and relax to the freshness of the present moment, no matter what that moment may bring.
With the guidance of senior teacher in the Shambhala lineage and a group of experienced meditation instructors, we'll discover that awakening is not about escaping from the world we live in, but instead is about bringing a mindset of wakefulness to every aspect of our lives: work, play, relationships, and more.
The Art of Being Human is designed for new meditators or those looking to reconnect with meditation practice. An experienced instructor will incorporate teachings on mindful living into meditation instruction and informative talks. Students leave with the tools they need to bring a meditation practice into their daily lives.
This weekend includes:
Guided meditation instruction and practice
Talks by an experienced teacher in the Shambhala tradition
Group discussions led by meditation instructors
Celebratory lunch on Sunday
About the Way of Shambhala Cirriculum
Shambhala Training is part of the Way of Shambhala. The Way of Shambhala path is a secular course of practice and study which consists of weekly classes and weekend retreats suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition. This comprehensive overview of meditation and contemplative living practices presents the profound, simple and incredibly relevant view that when we foster a more awake and compassionate relationship with ourselves and with others, we are creating a more awake and compassionate world.