Program Details

Shambhala Training Level I/II: The Art of Being Human & Birth of the Warrior

with Linda Mockeridge
April 6 / 8:30 AM - April 7 / 5:00 PM

Additional Date details

Please note that attending the free Friday night Public Talk on April 5, is a prerequisite and the start of this weekend program. Public Talk: Date and Time: Fri April 5th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  Public Talk information can be found here.


Shambhala Training is organized into five weekend programs that include meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews and group discussions. Levels I-V provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity within the complexity of daily life. The programs are recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual path.

In this combined Level 1 and 2 weekend, through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward.  We see how meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness, even as we learn to work with relative obstacles that may have arisen as meditation practice develops.  We explore how habitual ways of thinking and experiencing obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in and our own genuineness and tenderness. Finally, we learn how to work with the fear that occurs when we move forward out of these habitual patterns.

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