Level I The Art of Being Human
with Shastri Charlene Leung
Level I is the first weekend in the Way of Shambhala I* series.
The companion class to Level I is Meditation in Everyday Life.
Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.
Based on ancient teachings that were brought to the West by Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala Training offers a way of living in the world with confidence, genuineness and creative expression based on the inherent wisdom that exists in every person. Shambhala training offers clear and precise methods for uplifting our personal experience and that of others. This weekend-long program includes meditation instruction with periods of sitting and walking practice, formal talks, group discussion and personal interviews.
*The Way of Shambhala I is our core practice and education program. It includes both the weekend Shambhala Training Levels I-V and the five companion 5-week classes: Meditation in Everyday Life through Wisdom in Everyday Life. You are encouraged to do both together, but it is possible to do just the weekends in order, or just the classes in order. However, to proceed beyond WoS I, all weekends and classes are required.
Please contact our Way of Shambhala Executive Coordinator, Jo Simpson (jsimpson7 [at] gmail [dot] com), if you have questions.
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