Program Details

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human


with John Cobb & Dhi Good
December 6 / 7:00 PM - December 8 / 1:00 PM

Shambhala Training is a path of meditation that develops our inherent fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. Level One includes thorough meditation instruction, practice sessions, and conversation with experienced teachers.


Shambhala Training welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path. These workshops are recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual tradition. 


Level I is open to all - there is no prerequisite.


The Friday night talk is FREE and open to the public. Please feel welcome to attend (you do not need to register in advance). Registration at the door for Saturday will depend on availability.


A highly recommended conjoined program is Meditation in Everyday Life, a 5 week course further exploring the practice of meditation and how to integrate mindfulness on a kitchen sink level. It's offered Fall 2019 at SMCD on Tuesday evenings starting Oct 8th.


If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]. You may learn more about the entire Shambhala Training path here.




About the Teachers


Shastri Dhi Good has been a practicing Buddhist since 1990. She was ordained into the lay order at the Denver Zen Center in 1995, and became a student of Shambhala in 2005. She spent five years as the Director of Shambhala Online. Calligraphy and book making are her therapies of choice. 


John W. Cobb has studied and practiced the Shambhala teachings since 1978 when he took a Level One in Boston, and he has taught the curriculum since 1988. He attended Harvard College and Columbia Law School, and has practiced law in both the public and private sectors. He served as Naropa University President for ten years, where he is currently an Adjunct Professor and teaches “Law, Human Rights and Social Change” in the Peace Studies Department. John is the author of two books of poetry, the most recent being “Footnotes to the Inexplicable: A Memoir in Verse” (Slickrock Press 2007). He is an avid birdwatcher and serves on the Advisory Council of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. His spouse, Bayard, is a therapist and teacher. They live in Denver, Colorado.




Our Generosity Policy: 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, and offer as much of the program fee as you can.


To arrange for this, please contact us in advance of this Program at: [email protected].

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “Patron Price.” Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.

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