Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human with Ginny Evans

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Ginny Evans

September 27th—September 28th

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Price:

$100 Program Price

$130 Patron Price

Room: Main Shrine Room

Shambhala Training is a sequence of contemplative weekend workshops, suitable for anyone looking to explore the transformative benefits of meditation.

The 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 both contemplative practice and social action.

The workshops include thorough instruction in meditation, the practice of sitting and walking meditation, one-on-one interviews to clarify questions, group discussions and talks by senior teachers.

LEVEL I: THE ART OF BEING HUMAN

As human beings, we long for sanity, compassion and inspiration in our lives. According to the Shambhala teachings, this longing is a manifestation of basic goodness—the dignity and wakefulness that we all possess. Level I, a key introductory program open to all, presents the practice of meditation as a way to uncover and contact this innate dignity and wakefulness.

Schedule:

Saturday, September 27: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday, September 28: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

The program will include breakfast each day and a closing reception on Sunday.

Suggested reading:

Turning the Mind into an Ally, by Sakyong Mipham

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, by Chögyam Trungpa

(These books are available in the "Shambhala Shop" at the Shambhala Centre.)

Suggested donation: $100; $25 for repeat participants (see our accommodating Generosity Policy)

GINNY EVANS describes herself as "a slow-growing Canadian who moved from conservative Ontario to the wacky West in 1979." Since attending Shambhala Vajrayana Seminary in 1990, she has served the Shambhala community in a variety of ways, including directing the Vancouver Shambhala Centre (1989-1994) and teaching Shambhala Training and other key programs. She is currently the Vancouver Shambhala Centre's Meditation Instruction Coordinator.

Tags: meditation

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  • Anie Boudreau   September 30, 2014

      A heartfelt experience

    What an amazing group of people this weekend! I loved every aspect of this retreat, the teachings, the participants, and the amazing loving container that is authentically held at the Kootenay Shambhala centre. The teachings offered have truly softened my heart, my way of being with myself and others. Thank-you. Much gratitude!

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