Shambhala Training Weekend II: Birth of the Warrior

with Michael Ratener

November 9th—November 10th

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  • $200 Program Price
  • $240 Patron Price
  • Write in the Amount: Pay in accord with your circumstance.
Room: Offsite

Please contact the coordinator, Leo Sullivan - berkeleyshambhala [dot] leo [at] gmail [dot] com to register!

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in Level I, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness.

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 with a meditation instructor.

Level I Shambhala Training

For questions, please contact the cooridinator, Leo Sullivan- berkeleyshambhala [dot] leo [at] gmail [dot] com


The Teacher



Michael Raetner has been a student in this community for over 40 years. He's a psychiatrist, and what he's learned from this path has been at the center of his relationships with his patients. 


We appreciate you registering and paying online. This helps us not only to plan for the program, but speeds up the registration line on the day of the program.

Generosity Policy
The Berkeley Shambhala Center is funded solely by your membership and program donations. Thank you for your generosity as you consider what you can pay for each program at our Center. We strive to price our programs in a way that accurately reflects the financial need of our Center and the cost to us of producing the program.

We are committed to offering our programs to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. In addition to offering scholarship pricing for those in need, we also offer the option of paying for some programs in installments. Please use the “pay in accord with your circumstances” option when registering and enter the amount that you can offer.

What is the Patron Price?
The other aspect of our Generosity Policy is our Patron Price. Those who are able to offer more than the regular program price can select the Patron Price option. By selecting this option, your generosity is helping to cover the costs of those who may not be able to pay the full price of the program. Thank you for your consideration, and for helping all to receive the treasure of the Shambhala Dharma.

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