Program Details

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level 1

with Gayle Van Gils
January 18 / 8:30 AM - January 19 / 3:30 PM

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.

The program will consist of meditation instruction and practice, talks by Shastri Van Gils, discussion groups and individual interviews.

This program is the first in the Shambhala Training series and is open to all.

Gayle Van Gils is the award winning author of Happier at Work: The Power of Love to Transform the Workplace, a practical guide for developing the powers of attention, stress reduction, communication and collaboration. She is a certified instructor of Search Inside Yourself - the mindfulness and emotional intelligence training developed and proven at Google.

Gayle is the founder and CEO of the consulting, training and coaching company Transform Your Culture where she utilizes her certification as a Barrett Values Center Consultant to help you align personal and company values with success.  Gayle is also a mindfulness teacher on the app Simple Habit, where thousands enjoy her diverse meditations. Through her teachings both in person and through online courses, Gayle helps individuals to find more peace, energy, inspiration, joy and success in their lives and businesses.     

Gayle and her husband Gerard founded the St. Petersburg Shambhala center where she serves as a Shastri.

Generosity Policy applies: Nashville Shambhala Meditation Group does not wish restricted finances ever to interfere with one’s ability to receive the teachings. If you need to arrange a payment plan or negotiate a reduced tuition, please make arrangements prior to the program by contacting Joe Smith at [email protected] Alternatively, select the "Pay what you can" option and register and pay online.

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.

VENUE CHANGED from Beth Drive to Central Avenue. We have available to us a couple extra rooms in our building so we moved the retreat to our center. 

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