The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

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“Opening to oneself fully is opening to the world.” - Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

This mindfulness meditation retreat presents the view that human beings at their core, including ourselves, are fundamentally awake and good. The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I is the first of the five levels of the highly acclaimed Heart of Warriorship training curriculum, an extensive path of training rooted in the ancient meditation practices and wisdom teachings of the Shambhala tradition which were created for the challenges of modern, everyday existence.

This retreat is designed for those looking to:

• learn mindfulness meditation

• explore the Shambhala path

• deepen an existing mindfulness-awareness meditation practice

Through the practice of sitting and walking meditation, we will remember our natural confidence and relax to the freshness of the present moment, no matter what that moment may bring. Shambhala Training presents the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally awake and good.

With the guidance of a senior Shambhala teacher and a group of experienced meditation instructors, you will 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. It all begins with giving ourselves the opportunity to reconnect with our true human existence—the experience of our five senses, the feeling of emotions in our body, and yes, even the awareness of thoughts across our minds.

Teachings on awake living will be incorporated into meditation instruction and informative talks. You will leave with the tools you need to bring a mindfulness meditation practice into your daily life.

Shambhala Training Level I includes:

• Guided meditation practice

• Mindfulness meditation talks by a senior teacher

• Group discussions

• Optional one-on-one meditation instruction

• Mindfulness movement exercises

• Contemplative art demonstrations

Arrival & Departure

Please plan on arriving between 4pm and 6pm on September 7, 2018. Dinner is offered at 6:30pm. The program begins at 7:30pm. The program ends around 6pm on September 9, 2018.

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 program 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.

Source: www.karmecholing.org

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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