Program Details

ONLINE: Birth of the Warrior: Level 2 of the Heart of Warriorship,

with Bill Brauer
July 25 / 12:00 AM - July 26 / 12:00 AM

This program is available as a livestream. Special group rates are available to local Shambhala Centers who would like to host this retreat at their home center. Please contact [email protected] for more information.*

  • *In the event that gathering at a local center is not possible, the livestream will be made available to all individuals who register through a Shambhala Center.

“The point of Shambhala Training is to get out of the cocoon, which is the shyness and aggression in which we have wrapped ourselves… A Shambhala warrior is someone who is brave enough not to give in to the aggression and contradictions that exist in society…who is able to step out of the cocoon--that very comfortable cocoon that he or she is trying to sleep in.” - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Examine your fears and habitual patterns by training the mind to meet challenging moments with courage and confidence. Birth of the Warrior: The Heart of Warriorship, Level II, builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in The Art of Being Human (Level1) and explores how habitual ways of thinking, termed the cocoon, obscure the raw brilliance of ourselves and the world we live in.

By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we learn how to work with fear to cultivate the willingness to see our deep-seated habits and defenses. This weekend program intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, which enables us to begin seeing through obscurations of habitual patterns that we have created over time.

With the guidance of a senior Shambhala teacher and a group of experienced meditation instructors, you will learn a meditation practice that builds upon the mindfulness-awareness technique of Level I. This program provides students with real techniques for working with fear and habitual patterns of thought and behavior.

Birth of the Warrior includes:

• Guided meditation instruction

• Mindfulness meditation talks by a senior teacher

• Group discussions

• Optional one-on-one meditation instruction

• Mindfulness movement exercises

About the Heart of Warriorship

The Heart of Warriorship offers a complete cycle of meditation and emotional intelligence education rooted in the ancient wisdom of the Shambhala tradition and created for the challenges of modern, everyday existence.

This path consists of programs suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition.

This comprehensive overview of mindfulness meditation and contemplative living practices presents the view that when we foster a more awake relationship with ourselves, we are creating a more awake and compassionate world.

Schedule: Birth of the Warrior  July 25 & 26th

The Zoom link will be open by 8am, to sign-in and do any necessary troubleshooting.

Full practice day begins at 9 a.m. ET on July 25th.

Program ends by 6 p.m. ET June 26th. 

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