Program Details

Guide Training


with Mark Hazell & Rebecca Hazell
March 20 / 6:30 PM - March 22 / 5:00 PM

Thursday Evening


 


6:30          Registration
7:00          Sitting


7:30          Talk One: Shambhala Buddhism and the role of the Shambhala Guide


 


Friday


 


9:00           Opening chants (Shambhala Lineage, Homage), Sitting


10:00         Talk Two: Communication, listening from the heart


11:30         Exercise I: Communication exercise


12:30         Lunch at centre and open period


2:00           Sitting/shamatha yoga/bodhicitta practice


2:15           Talk Three: Taking your seat, The view of Shambhala shamatha                      


3:00           Exercise II: Practice interviews focusing on view of meditation            


4:00           10 minute tea; bring tea back to groups


6:00           Closing chants (Concluding Request to Shambhala Protectors, Longevity for the Sakyong, Dedication of Merit, Shambhala Invocation)


                  (Dinner)


 


Saturday


 


9:00           Opening chants (Shambhala Lineage, Homage), Sitting


Talk Four:  Guided practice by Director: precise, open, & beyond emphasizing view            


10:30         Exercise III: The initial interview Practice interviews focusing on giving the technique with view


12:30         Lunch at centre and open period


2:00           Sitting/shamatha yoga/bodhicitta practice          


3:30          Talk Five: Shambhala Culture and Decorum


6:00           Closing chants (Concluding Request to Shambhala Protectors, Longevity for the Sakyong, Dedication of Merit, Shambhala Invocation)


 


Sunday


 


9:00           Opening chants (Shambhala Lineage, Homage), Sitting


       9:30          Exercise IV: Practice Interviews on the second interview with a student


     10:15         Walking


     10:30         Guided practice: the practice instructions associated with the "Heart of Warriorship" levels of Shambhala Training


     11:30         Warrior exchange


                        Discussion


     12:30         Lunch at centre and open period
     2:00           Sitting/shamatha yoga/bodhicitta practice


     2:30                       Practice interviews focusing on view of meditation, why meditate, etc.


     4:00                       Tea (short break, bring tea back to small groups)


     4:15                       continue practice interviews


     5:00                       Sitting/participant individual interviews with directors and assistants


     6:00                       Closing sit/chants/remarks


     6:30                       Reception

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