Program Details

Awakening to the Wisdom of the Body

with Sandra Ladley & Chinh Nguyen
December 14 / 10:00 AM - December 14 / 4:30 PM

Awareness practice is not just sitting meditation or meditation in action alone. It is a unique training practice in how to behave as an inspired human being. That is what is meant by being an artist.”
Chogyam Trungpa, True Perception

The Program
Exploring Mindfulness and Awareness Practice further, beyond the Sitting Meditation into the playful ground of movement, awakening the Wisdom in the Body, and finding Inspiration through Movement and Play.

How can we bring awareness practice to our lives? How can we find our heart or inspiration again when we feel discouraged, overwhelmed and disconnected?

In this one-day workshop, Sandra and Chinh will join their trainings in Dharma Art, movement and InterPlay to guide us in finding Wisdom and Inspiration both personally and collectively through Embodied Movement.

This workshop is for you if you are looking for a way to cut through concepts, open your heart, have fun, and take away movement practices for daily life.

Workshop Schedule


Guided Meditation


Welcome, Opening Remarks




Lunch together - bring your own


Meditation and rest




Closing circle and remarks


About the teachers

Shastri Sandra Ladley is a long-time meditation practitioner and a senior Shambhala Buddhist resident teacher for the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Program Director and a core faculty member for the Karuna Training program in Contemplative Psychology in North America. Sandra teaches Buddhist, Contemplative Psychology and Dharma Art programs internationally. She draws on experiences as a teacher, counselor, and manager in business, technology, mental health, hospice, and creative arts to bring vibrancy, warmth and humor to her teaching.


Chinh Nguyen is a member of the Berkeley Shambhala Center, a graduate in the Interplay life practice program, and an Interplay Leader in training. He uses movement, improvisation, artistic expression and story telling to play and connect with others to build communities.

For questions contact JoshuaRaen Thornberry: manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org

This program is offered for free. Please register online in advance of the class to ensure your space and so that the coordinators know to expect you.


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