Shambhala Training Weekend II: Discover Your Inner Warrior

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Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Weekend I

“Shambhala Training Weekend II” is the second retreat weekend in the highly acclaimed Shambhala Training curriculum. Completion of “Shambhala Training Weekend I” is a prerequisite for this program.


"Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth." 

- Pema Chödron

About this Program

This intimate program provides a deepening of instruction for sitting and walking meditation as a means to explore how we can free ourselves from the patterns that repress the brilliant, compassionate, mindful warrior within.

This second Shambhala Training Weekend presents the view that when we open up to our own genuineness, we can begin to work directly with our fears. Through tenderness, we can meet life's challenging moments, not with distractions and self-aggression, but with courage and confidence.

By relating to fear through meditation practice, we begin to appreciate that there isn't actually anything fundamentally wrong with us. We are good, just as we are, right here and now. We can discover and cultivate the bravery necessary to embrace our true nature.

About Weekend II

"Shambhala Training Weekend II: Discover Your Inner Warrior" (aka Birth of the Warrior) introduces a meditation practice that builds upon the mindfulness-awareness technique of Shambhala Training Weekend I. The weekend provides students with real techniques for working with fear and habitual patterns of thought and behavior.

David Perrin will incorporate these teachings into the weekend’s talks and meditation instruction. Our teacher and a team of meditation instructors will be on hand to personally assist participants with one-on-one sessions and guided group meditation.

Shambhala Training Weekend II includes: 

  • Guided meditation practice

  • Meditation talks

  • One-on-one sessions with a senior instructor

  • Concluding Sunday reception

About Shambhala Training

Shambhala Training offers a structured path of meditation and emotional intelligence education rooted in the ancient wisdom of the Shambhala tradition and created for the challenges of modern, everyday existence.

The Shambhala Training path consists of weekly classes and weekend retreats suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition.

This comprehensive overview of mindfulness meditation and contemplative living practices presents the view that when we foster a more awake relationship with ourselves we are creating a more awake and compassionate world.

About the Teacher

David Perrin is a teacher and mentor in the Shambhala tradition. He is Head Teacher at MNDFL Greenwich Village and Co-Founder of MNDFL ED - a schools-based mindfulness program. David is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and a Registered Drama Therapist. He is a Trustee of the Perrin Family Foundation, supporting youth social justice projects in Connecticut. He lives in NYC with his wife and fellow meditation teacher Anne Kenan, and their three children.

Generosity Policy

Our Generosity Policy helps make programming available to all those who wish to participate. To utilize the Generosity Policy, please call the Registrar at 212-675-6544. We cannot accept Generosity Policy registrations at the door, so please make arrangements in advance.


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