Program Details

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I


with Bill Brauer
July 12 / 12:00 AM - July 14 / 12:00 AM


“Opening to oneself fully is opening to the world.” - Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche



This mindfulness meditation retreat presents the view that human beings at their core, including ourselves, are fundamentally awake and good. It is open to all. The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I is the first of the five levels of the highly acclaimed Heart of Warriorship training curriculum, a seminal path of ancient meditation practices and wisdom teachings rooted in the Shambhala tradition - created for the challenges of today's modern, everyday existence.



This retreat is designed for those looking to:



• learn mindfulness meditation

• explore the Shambhala path

• deepen an existing mindfulness-awareness meditation practice



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. Shambhala Training presents the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally awake and good.



With the guidance of a senior Shambhala teacher and a group of experienced meditation instructors, you will 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. It all begins with giving ourselves the opportunity to reconnect with our true human existence—the experience of our five senses, the feeling of emotions in our body, and yes, even the awareness of thoughts across our minds.



Teachings on awake living will be incorporated into meditation instruction and informative talks. You will leave with the tools you need to bring a mindfulness meditation practice into your daily life.



Shambhala Training Level I includes:



• Guided meditation practice

• Mindfulness meditation talks by a senior teacher

• Group discussions

• Optional one-on-one meditation instruction

• Mindfulness movement exercises

• Contemplative art demonstrations



About Shambhala Training



Shambhala Training offers a structured path of meditation and emotional intelligence education rooted in the ancient wisdom of the Shambhala tradition and created for the challenges of modern, everyday existence.



The Shambhala Training path consists of programs suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition.



This comprehensive overview of mindfulness meditation and contemplative living practices presents the view that when we foster a more awake relationship with ourselves, we are creating a more awake and compassionate world.



Arrival & Departure



Please plan on arriving between 3-6pm on July 12, 2019, to register and check-in. Dinner is offered at 6:30pm. The program begins that evening at 7:30pm. The program ends around 6pm on July 14, 2019.

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