Program Details

Warrior In The World: Shambhala Training Level III


with Joanne Martin Braun & Jesse Miller
September 21 / 8:30 AM - September 22 / 5:00 PM

Having learned not to turn away from fear, we can extend this strength into everyday life situations. We learn that we can apply our practice to whatever arises, developing more confidence in all aspects of our world.


Shambhala Training Weekend III provides a meditation practice that builds upon the mindfulness-awareness technique of Shambhala Training Weekend II to further awaken the mind and heart. With gentle fearlessness, we learn to step beyond our conditioning and open to the freshness of each new moment.


We continue to relate to our perceptions and our world directly through meditation practice, and we further develop our capacity to relate to others and our environment with humor, kindness, and strength.


With the guidance of senior Shambhala teachers, you will learn a meditation practice that builds upon the technique learned in Shambhala Training Level II. This program provides participants with techniques for raising our gaze and relating to the world around us like warriors.


Shambhala Training Level III includes:

• Guided meditation instruction

• Mindfulness meditation talks

• Optional one-on-one meditation instruction

• Concluding festive reception


About the Teachers:


Shastri Joanne Martin Braun is a Senior Teacher, or Shastri, in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition. Joanne is known for her friendly clarity and loving honest teaching style. Joanne has worked as the Regional Director for Northern California Shambhala. She currently works in Petaluma and lives here in Sonoma with her good humored spouse of many years Lou.


Jesse Miller has been a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for over 40 years. He is a Senior Teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition and has worked on several large programs with Ani Pema Chödrön. Jesse is known for his welcoming manner as well as his big hearted and accessible teaching style. Currently, Jesse lives with his wife Evelyn in the Bay Area.


Prerequisite: Completion of Shambhala Training Level II is required to enroll in Level III. 


About payment:
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For those who can pay the patron rate, funds will go towards ensuring everyone has access to the weekend. For more information please see our generosity policy. Questions about fee, contact Carlos Gonzalez at  [email protected]


About the Way of Shambhala:
The Way of Shambhala series is a path of training in meditation and mindfulness practices intended to foster fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. It is open to all.


The Way of Shambhala is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, each followed by a five-week course that expands upon what was offered in the weekend and brings the practice of meditation into everyday life.


Over the course of a year, the Way of Shambhala introduces the entire Shambhala path. This series offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there, how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our community and our whole society.


For more information and if you have questions, contact Carlos Gonzalez at [email protected]

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