Ashe Mahamudra 150Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.


Art AppreciationFull Moon, No Clouds: A Creative Process Lab and Art Appreciation Gathering with Karen Pearle & Tyler Thompson

Friday, July 31 | 7 to 9 PM

Come engage in spontaneous creative process and discovery with us, along with sharing our appreciation of the phenomenal world in the forms that most touch our hearts. We will enjoy exercises, art offerings (both original and found), discussion and refreshments.

Please bring your inspiration. All are welcome, artists and non-artists alike!

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Meditation, Awakened Heart & Social JusticeMeditation, Awakened Heart, and Social Justice

September 19th | 9 AM to 6 PM

How can meditation help us promote social justice, while keeping our hearts open, our inspiration strong, and promote social justice without creating more divisions? Join Acharya Melissa Moore, Shastri Manny Medeiros, Shastri Charlene Leung, mediator Elvia Garcia, and UNTraining Co-Director and teacher Janet Carter in this exploration into the ability people have to realize their potential in the society in which they live.

This day-long program is a space for people who work in the field of social justice to connect with the heart of this work. Our presenters will lead us through a variety of explorations including working with aggression, UNtraining, and restorative justice practices.

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Meditation in Everyday Life

Date Change: now August 11th to September 8th | 7 PM to 9 PM

The five week class explores the view and practice of sitting meditation as it applies to our daily lives. The evening class allows students a deeper experience of peaceful abiding as the foundation for their path and offers practical suggestions for developing a meditation practice at home.

It provides continuity between Shambhala Training Levels I and II and offers a community in which to discuss and clarify basic sitting meditation. The class will study the principles of meditation as presented in the books Turning the Mind into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham and Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa.

New and experienced meditators are warmly invited to this class.

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Qigong Levels I & IIQigong Levels I and II with Beth Latchis

August 22 and 23 | 9 AM to 5 PM

Join us for a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages, neither of which have previously been fully transmitted to students in the West.

Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi (internal energy) to promote health and longevity. It is also an excellent way to gently introduce mobility and relaxation to persons who have physical challenges. There are no prerequisites for this program, and both new and experienced practitioners are welcome. However, it is recommended students attend both levels.

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