Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human (Online)
with David Stone & Margaret James
January 9 / 9:30 AM - January 9 / 5:30 PM
Meditation can be a gateway to feeling the power of our humanity. When we open to such power we can discover the true nature of warriorship, which transcends aggression.
Genuine warriorship is rooted in recognizing the unconditional confidence and goodness that is common to all human beings. Such realization allows us to feel and express ourselves with courage and compassion. We can enjoy and appreciate what it means to be fully human. With meditation as the basis for discovery, this program opens the Heart of Warriorship path.
Level I is the first in a series of contemplative retreats, suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness is the basis of a secular path of meditation, which can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and way of life.
The study and practice of The Heart of Warriorship is a tradition of human bravery, compassion and leadership. This path shows how to take the challenges of daily life in our modern society as opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.
If you are unable to pay the suggested donation, please donate what you can at this link-- https://chicago.shambhala.org/chicago/donate/. No one will be turned away for financial reasons.