Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Andrew Sacamano

August 25th—August 27th (2017)

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  • $165 Full Price
  • $200 Sponsor
  • $130 BSC Member
  • $85 Subsidized
Room: Shambhala Training Hall
Program Registration is Closed.

BSC is delighted that through sponsor support we can offer subsidized pricing. If you are inspired to register as a sponsor, we thank you!  If these pricing options aren't workable for you please contact Danny Goldsmith, Director of Path and Service, at 303-444-0190 x104 or [email protected] at least three days in advance to help make an arrangement which might include options for volunteer service (for which we also thank you!).

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.

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.