Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human (In-Person)

December 8th—December 10th

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  • $170 Full Price
  • $200 Sponsor
  • $135 BSC Member
  • $100 Subsidized
Room: Shambhala Training Hall

Shambhala Training I: Art of Being Human                                                        

Friday Evening Talk: December 8th, 7-9PM MT                                                      
Saturday, December 9th 9AM-5PM MT
Sunday, December 10th, 9AM-Noon MT

In-person only
Open to all!


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.

Open to all!
The Friday night talk is free & open to the public. 

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. Please click here for a full description and chart of the Way of Shambhala.

We are delighted that through sponsor support, we can offer pricing options. Registering as a sponsor generously supports those who cannot afford the full price. Thank you!

Generosity Policy: Please contact Ed Smutney at [email protected] if you need financial assistance to attend this program.