Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Andrew Sacamano

August 25th—August 27th

Date details +
    Price:
  • $150 Full Price
  • $180 Sponsor
Room: Shambhala Training Hall

Our only reliable source of strength is the goodness of our hearts. Our only foundation for coming to terms with the suffering of the times is our innate need to be decent human beings. -- Sakyong Mipham (photo and quote)

Shambhala Training is a sequence of programs suitable for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world.

Each weekend program involves the study and practice of Shambhala warriorship—a path of nonaggression born from the willingness to meet our world without bias or judgment. This path shows how to take the challenges of everyday life as opportunities for contemplative practice and learning.

In Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human, through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. As we open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine, dignified and compassionate human beings.

Every weekend level includes meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, one-on-one meetings to clarify questions, talks by senior teachers, group discussions and a concluding reception.

This weekend is being taught by Shastri Andrew Sacamano, under the guidance of Sakyong Mipham.

This program is open to everyone. There are no prerequisites required.

The Friday night talk is free and open to the public.

You can view the Boulder Shambhala Center's Generosity Policy here.
_________________________________________________________________________

About the Way of Shambhala:

The Way of Shambhala is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, with each level followed by a five-week course that expands upon what was offered in the weekend. This series brings the practice of meditation into our everyday life.

Over the course of a year, the Way of Shambhala introduces the entire Shambhala path. This series offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there, how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our community and our whole society.

The course Meditation in Everyday Life is recommended either before or after Level I. Please click here for a full description and chart of the Way of Shambhala.