Program Details

A New Year - A New Perspective!

with Jil Amadio
January 11 / 10:00 AM - January 11 / 5:00 PM

A New Year - A New Perspective!
The Art of Being Human

This is where it all starts: the first level of the highly acclaimed Heart of Warriorship training curriculum - a seminal path of ancient meditation practices & wisdom teachings rooted in the Shambhala tradition & created for the challenges of our modern, everyday existence. A perfect way to start the new year! Join us for The Art of Being Human, Shambhala Retreat Level 1.

The Art of Being Human explores the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally 'awake'. Through training in meditation we learn to let go of habitual patterns, drop our attachment to how things “should” be, and begin to truly appreciate things as they are. Wakefulness is not about escaping the world we live in but rather it is about entering our lives more fully. 

This retreat is recommended for both new and experienced meditators who want to start, revitalize, or deepen their meditation practice. It provides students with basic instruction for sitting and walking meditation as a means to develop mindfulness in daily life.

The retreat includes:

* meditation instruction

* periods of meditation practice

* optional one-on-one meetings with a meditation instructor

* contemplative movement exercises.

* talks by the senior teacher,

* group discussions with other participants,

* tea and snacks

* and a concluding reception.

About Shastri Jil Amadio

Jil is a much-loved senior Shambhala teacher based at the Toronto Shambhala Meditation Centre. Known for her warm heart and keen insight, she provides support for teachers and meditation students. She served previously as Practice and Education Director inToronto before being appointed Shastri, and is inspired to work towards creating regional unity while supporting the development of local leaders. Jil’s career has been in communications, working in areas such as crisis and change management, corporate branding, and media skills training. She also sits on the board of an international NGO that works in child rights advocacy.

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