Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
with Shastri Andrea Darby
"Shambhala Training Level I" is the first program in the renowned Way of Shambhala series. This intimate urban retreat provides instruction for sitting and walking meditation as a means to develop mindfulness in daily life.
This first Shambhala Training Weekend presents the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally awake. By training in meditation, we learn to remember our natural confidence and relax to the freshness of the present moment, no matter what that moment may bring.
We'll discover that awakening is not about escaping from the world we live in, but instead is about bringing our practice to every aspect of our lives: work, play, relationships, and more. It all begins with giving ourselves the opportunity to reconnect with our true human existence — the experience of our five senses, the feeling of emotions in our body, and yes, even the awareness of thoughts across our minds.
About Level I:
"Shambhala Training Level I" (aka the Art of Being Human) is designed for new meditators or those looking to reconnect with meditation practice, and introduces the basic foundations of the Shambhala teachings on universal human wisdom.
Shambhala teacher Shastri Andrea Darby will incorporate these teachings into the weekend’s talks and provide instructions for basic mindfulness-awareness meditation practice including posture, relating to thoughts, and breathing techniques.
Shastri Darby and a team of meditation instructors will be on hand to personally assist participants with one-on-one interviews and guided group meditation.
-Guided meditation practice
-Mindfulness meditation talks
-One-on-one meditation instruction
-Concluding Sunday reception
-The Book: Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa
Shambhala Training Level I is a pre-requisite for Level II May 5-7 and is the first step in the Way of Shambhala curriculum.
Payment Information: Levels of Giving
$150 Patron Level * — This price supports those who cannot attend at the Sustaining Level.
$100 Sustaining Level — The basic fee required by each participant to sustain the costs of the program.
$85 Supporting Level — This price allows people to attend programs at a discounted rate, supported by the contributions of the 'Patron' tier.
MyPrice — Allows participants to select the level of payment at which they are able to contribute. Please consider the value of the program and practice generosity at the level appropriate for you.
*If you are able, please consider registering with the Patron price. By offering a little more, you help make programs accessible to others. Thank you!
We are committed to offering our core path programs to everyone, regardless of their financial situation.
When you register for Level I, you must pre-pay online to reserve your spot.
Plan to bring $10 for a catered lunch on Saturday, or bring your own lunch.