Program Details

The Art of Being Human, Shambhala Training Level 1

with Kim Kelso
February 22 / 7:00 PM - February 24 / 4:00 PM

We're sorry to say that the February Level 1 is cancelled, due to our teacher being snowed in at her home in Yarnell! We are working on rescheduling for March.


In Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence through the practice of meditation. As we open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.

Every Shambhala Training level includes thorough meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, one-on-one meetings to clarify questions, talks by a senior teacher, group discussions and a concluding reception.

Shambhala Training is a sequence of weekend programs suitable for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. You may take as much of the sequence as you wish; subsequent programs in the sequence will be scheduled according to demand.

Each program involves the study and practice of Shambhala warriorship—a path of nonaggression born from the willingness to meet our world without bias or judgment. This path shows how to take the challenges of everyday life as opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.

Friday night includes a community talk.  Please join us - no registration for Friday night is necessary.

This program is open to everyone. There are no prerequisites required.

Pricing Information and Generosity Policy:

Please note, the Full Program price has been reduced from an original 0.

For those students who have taken Level 1 previously, you are invited to re-take this program for a reduced rate of .

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 in your current situation, and offer as much of the program fee as you can.

For those who can offer the Patron price, your generosity will help to cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.

You have the option of paying online by PayPal, or on the first day of the program by check. Please make checks out to Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center.

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