Program Details

Shambhala Meditation Training Level I and II

with Deborah Bright & Benjamin Pressman
March 1 / 7:00 PM - March 3 / 5:00 PM

This weekend is a combination of Shambhala training levels One and Two.

Please join us for a weekend of meditation pracitce and instruction.  These courses each offer meditation techniques and practice with group and individual instruction. 

Level I: The Art of Being Human

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.

Level II: Birth of the Warrior

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. 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.  


Deborah Bright

Deborah Bright (Tulsa, OK) became a student of the Druk Sakyong in 1986. In the early 1990’s she began teaching Shambhala Training in the Southwest and in 1995 moved to Shambhala Mountain Center where she served as Associate Director through 2003. She is currently a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and has taught Shambhala Training in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Colorado, and Georgia. She lives with her husband in Drumright, Oklahoma where she serves as Mayor for the City. Deborah has had a long career in non-profit management and is one of the founding members of the Tulsa Shambhala Group.


 Ben Pressman

 Ben Pressman has been a student of Shambhala since 1978 when he met Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the Bay area.  He began teaching Shambhala Training Levels and classes in 1990 and holds the title of Shambhala Training Director and Shambhala Meditation Instructor.  He served as Plant Manager, Comptroller, and Building Contractor at Shambhala Mountain Center in northwest Colorado for a period of ten years.  He currently lives in Drumright, Oklahoma where he is the President of the Drumright Garden Club and a member of the International Rotary Club of Drumright.  He has recently been donating his time to work four days a week on the renovation of the new Shambhala Tulsa home and in his spare time he is gardening, cooking, reading, and living with his wife Deborah and their two dogs Katrina Hurricane and Spot.  



This Program is offered in Three ways:

Level I only, Friday evening and Saturday. 5

Level II only, Saturday 5, Level I is prerequisite for Level II

Levels I and II Friday evning, Saturday and Sunday. 5

Repeaters may attend the whole weekend for

Please specify in the "Coments" box as to which part of the weekend you wish to participate and select the appropriate payment on the registration form.

Also, please be prepard to buy lunch both days.  Everyone is welcome to join us for dinner Saturday evening.

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