Shambhala Training I for Youth: The Art of Being Human

with Solomon Halpern

December 7th—December 9th (2018)

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    Room: Shambhala Training Hall

    The Boulder Shambhala Center is excited to announce an opportunity for youth in the Front Range area to gain a foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice. Teens, it's time to make friends with yourself! This is a unique program designed for youth, with shortened meditation sessions, more sharing/conversation and even a sleepover for those out of town (and of course pizza!).

    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 programs 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 for middle and high school teens and young adults.
    There is no charge. No one will be turned away. Donations gratefully accepted.

    About the Way of Shambhala
    Shambhala Training is a sequence of programs for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a way to develop openness gentleness, fearlessness, and confidence toward ourselves and our world. Each training 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 programs I–V, with each training followed by a five-week "In Everyday Life" course that expands upon what was offered in the training. 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.