Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

with Layth Matthews & Heather Midori Yamada

September 26th—September 27th

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    Price.:
  • $125 Program Price
  • $150 Patron Price
  • $95 Reduced Price
Room: Lower Meditation Hall

The Art of Being Human is the first in the series of Shambhala Training weekends and the first program in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. The Way of Shambhala offers a structured path of meditation and a complete introduction to the foundations of Shambhala Buddhism. Open to people of any spiritual tradition, this series provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, wisdom teachings, and physical practices rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhism

In The Art of Being Human, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.

The program includes meditation instruction, talks, periods of meditation practice, and discussion.  There is no prerequisite. Everyone welcome.

Prerequisites: None—everyone is welcome. (Note: Shambhala Training Level I is prerequisite for Level II.)

Covid Protocols:

  • The number of participants will be limited to allow for adequate social distancing 
  • If you are experiencing symptoms, have had known contact, or been in a large group, please stay home. 
  • Please arrive promptly and wait outside, leaving appropriate space.
  • Minimize personal belongings (please leave at home or in your car if possible)
  • You will be met by a Greeter who will guide you. They will confirm your contact info in case of tracing needs.
  • You must have a mask with you and use it if social distancing is not possible. We recommend the use of masks.
  • You will be directed to sanitize your hands and proceed to your cushion.

Suggested reading: Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, by Chögyam Trungpa. This book is available for purchase in the Victoria Shambhala Centre’s bookstore.

Pricing and generosity: We have a Generosity Policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the “program price” is an obstacle for you, please consider paying the “reduced price”. If you are unable to afford the reduced price, you may “pay what you can afford”; to arrange for this, please register in advance via the button below, entering the amount you can afford. For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full program price.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].