Shambhala Training Weekend I: The Art of Being Human

with Cynthia Drake

May 18th—May 20th (2018)

Date details +
  • $165 Full Price
  • $200 Sponsor
  • $130 BSC Member
  • $85 Subsidized
Room: Shambhala Training Hall

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to this original nature with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine, dignified, caring human beings.

Shambhala Training weekends include meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, one-on-one meetings to clarify questions, talks by senior teachers, group discussions, and a concluding reception.

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

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

About the Way of Shambhala

Shambhala Training is a sequence of weekend retreats for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a way to develop openness gentleness, fearlessness, and confidence toward ourselves and our world. Each weekend presents a progression 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 to increase our capacity for kindness and compassion.

The Way of Shambhala includes Shambhala Training Weekends I-V, with each weekend followed by a five-week In Everyday Life course that expands upon what was offered in the weekend. Over the course of a year, these programs introduce the entire Shambhala path. This series offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing how meditation can impact our daily lives—and from there, how the sanity of meditation can impact our community and our whole society.

We are delighted that through sponsor support, we can offer these pricing options:

     Full price: $165
     Sponsor price: $200
     Member price: $130
     Subsidized price: $85
     Other: Please see below*

Registering as a sponsor generously supports those who cannot afford the full price. Thank you!

*If these pricing options are unworkable for you, we are happy to accept what you can offer, including volunteer service. Please contact [email protected] or call 303.444.0190, x104 at least three days in advance.