Shambhala Training Weekend I: The Art of Being Human

with Susan Ryan

June 15th—June 16th

Date details +
  • $150 Patron
  • $125 Sustaining
  • $85 Supporting
  • MyPrice (enter your amount on the registration page)
Price description +
Room: Main Shrine Room

Shambhala Training Weekend I: The Art of Being Human is the first program in the  Way of Shambhala series. Our 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.

Shambhala Training Weekend I is designed for both new meditators & those looking to reconnect with their meditation practice, and introduces the basic foundations of the Shambhala teachings on universal human wisdom.

A senior Shambhala teacher will incorporate these teachings into the weekend talks and provide instructions for basic mindfulness-awareness meditation practice. Discussion topics include sitting and walking meditation posture, relating to thoughts, and breathing techniques.

In addition, a team of meditation instructors will be on hand to personally assist participants with one-on-one interviews and guided group meditation.


General schedule for the weekend is:

Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


This Weekend Includes:

- Guided meditation practice
- Mindfulness meditation talks
- One-on-one meditation instruction
- Concluding Sunday reception
- A copy of the book Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa


Payment Information: Levels of Giving

We are committed to offering our core path programs to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. Please choose the option that works for you:

$150 Patron Level * — This price supports those who cannot attend at the Sustaining Level.
$125 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!


Registration Notes

-A catered lunch option (usually sandwiches) is available for Saturday for an extra $15. Please mark on your registration if you plan to get catering or bring your own lunch. We will follow up for catering orders the week before the program.

-When you register for Weekend I, you must pre-pay online to reserve your spot.