Program Details

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova
May 17 / 7:00 PM - May 19 / 12:00 PM

In the Shambhala tradition, discovering fearlessness comes from working with the softness of the human heart ~Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche 

In Level III, we work in a deliberate way. We make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. When we become awake to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence and vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive.

The Warrior in the World leaves the stuffiness of the cocoon to explore the world with direct perception. This can be the beginning of a life-long love affair with the phenomenal world, one not based on the reference points of hope and fear or gain and loss. Along this journey we develop genuine confidence, humor, and personal dignity.

Prerequisite: Level II: Birth of a Warrior

About the Teachers

Shastri Bill Brauer has been a member of the Shambhala community for 40 years, and was once the Executive Director of Karmê Chöling. He formerly was a consultant for large corporations on leadership training, succession planning, and developmental feedback programs throughout North America. In 2010, Shastri Brauer was empowered as a Shastri by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has fulfilled this role by leading Way of Shambhala classes, Dathüns (month-long meditation retreat), Meditation Instructor Training, and Shambhala Training Levels throughout North America, Eastern Europe, and most recently, Russia.

Ella Reznikova is a meditation teacher, Transformative Mediator, translator, and tireless reader and traveler. She likes to write short stories, mostly about her life in the Soviet Ukraine and her family. She lives with her husband in Vermont and works as a Scholarship Manager at Karmê Chöling Meditation Center.


Full Program Fee: 0

Sponsor Program Fee: 5
This price extends generosity to other participants. Thanks to you, we will be able to make more scholarships available to support people on the Shambhala path.

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Generosity Policy: No one will be turned away for financial reasons. Our generosity policy supports individuals who are undergoing financial hardship. Please contemplate how much you can truly offer at this time based on your circumstances. To inquire about financial assistance, please contact Gary Vu at least one week in advance of the program at [email protected]

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