The Art of Being Human - Shambhala Training Level I

  • White River Shambhala Center White River Shambhala Center
  • 158 South Main Street, White River Junction, VT, USA
  • Apr 13 - 15, 2018 (3 days)
  • $150 Program Price, $175 Patron Price, $50 to repeat the class

About This Event

Shambhala Training is a series of contemplative workshops, suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness is the basis of a secular path of meditation, which can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and way of life.

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human, introduces the rich Shambhala tradition, which inspires and encourages us to explore, appreciate, and celebrate what it is to be human.

During the weekend, one is given formal meditation instruction. Through practice, we develop courage to simply be with ourselves in a curious and gentle way, allowing things to be as they are.

With the guidance of senior Shambhala teacher, Shastri Andrea Darby and a group of experienced meditation instructors, we'll discover that awakening is not about escaping from the world we live in, but instead is about bringing a mindset of wakefulness to every aspect of our lives: work, play, relationships, and more.

All participants must pre-register to save a place for the weekend.  The fee for the program is $150. If you have taken Level I in the past, you can take it again now for $50. Contact Patti Morgan for more information.

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 what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can.  For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a patron price of $175.  Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.  To take advantage of our generosity policy, contact Patti Morgan at least one week in advance of the program at

About Shastri Andrea Darby
Shastri Andrea Darbyhas been a student of Buddhadharma and Shambhala dharma since 1982, under the guidance of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa, the Vajra Regent, Osel Tendzin and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Ms. Darby has served in the Dorje Kasung, Practice and Education pillar and as a Warrior of the Lodge.  She currently teaches Way of Shambhala,  Buddhadharma classes, and week long retreats.  She has a particular passion for guiding new teachers on the path of becoming a Shambhala Educators. Professionally, she is a learning specialist with an interest in guiding teachers to create equitable learning environments in the public school setting. She lives in Western Ma with her husband, daughter, and granddaughter in a multi-generational household.


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