Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training III

with Charity Martin

January 25th—January 26th

Date details +
    Price.:
  • $150 Program Price
  • $200 Patron Price
  • Pay what you can afford
Room: Meditation Hall

If you have already taken Warrior in the World, you may repeat it during this weekend --  for $20! (Just to cover basic costs)

Having learned not to turn away from fear, we can extend this strength into everyday life situations. We learn that we can apply our practice to whatever arises, developing more confidence in all aspects of our world.

Shambhala Training Weekend III provides a meditation practice that builds upon the mindfulness-awareness technique of Shambhala Training Weekend II to further awaken the mind and heart. With gentle fearlessness, we learn to step beyond our conditioning and open to the freshness of each new moment.

We continue to relate to our perceptions and our world directly through meditation practice, and we further develop our capacity to relate to others and our environment with humor, kindness, and strength.

With the guidance of senior Shambhala teachers, you will learn a meditation practice that builds upon the technique learned in Shambhala Training Level II. This program provides participants with techniques for raising our gaze and relating to the world around us like warriors.

Shambhala Training Level III includes:

• Guided meditation instruction

• Mindfulness meditation talks

• Optional one-on-one meditation instruction

• Concluding festive reception

About the Teacher

For over 20 years, Charity Martin has been teaching bodywork and somatic therapeutic work to individuals and groups through her private practice in Rosen Method Bodywork and Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution in San Francisco. She has been a student and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage for 30 years as well as a student and Bay Area secretary to Pema Chödrön. Charity has also worked closely for many years with John Welwood in his psycho/spiritual groups. All these influences inform her passion to help people find openness, workability, and trust in their own lived experience.

Prerequisite
Completion of Shambhala Training Level II is required to enroll in Level III.

Generosity Policy
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For those who can pay the patron rate, funds will go towards ensuring everyone has access to the weekend. For more information please see our generosity policy. 

About the Way of Shambhala
The Way of Shambhala series is a path of training in meditation and mindfulness practices intended to foster fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. It is open to all.

The Way of Shambhala is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, each followed by a five-week course that expands upon what was offered in the weekend and brings the practice of meditation into everyday life.

Over the course of a year, the Way of Shambhala introduces the entire Shambhala path. This series offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there, how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our community and our whole society.

Contact
For more information and if you have questions, contact JoshuaRaen Thornberry"  manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org

 


 

Program Policy
Our program policy has changed to reflect the current situation with online programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration
Please register and pay online in advance of the program to make certain you receive all communications including the link for the program. Our online payment system is set up to accept payment through PayPal.

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. Most programs include a base program price as well as a sliding scale.

If you need to reach a member of the Shambhala Center Staff, email manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org with your inquiry.

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.

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.

Work Study
We depend on volunteers to make all of our programs happen. If you are interested in offering your support in this way, please contact manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org. We would be very grateful. Please note that we have limited work-study options for online programs.

Refund Policy
If you are unable to attend a program for which you have pre-registered and paid, and contact us to cancel participation at least one week (7 calendar days) prior to the start of the program, you are entitled to either receive a refund less the cost of processing the payment, or you can apply the full payment amount to the cost of an upcoming program of your choice.

If you cancel your participation within the week prior to the program, you can apply those funds to another upcoming program of your choice.

No refunds will be given for cancellations after a program has begun.

Non Discrimination
The Berkeley Shambhala Center is open to everyone, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

Membership
For information about becoming a Berkeley Shambhala Member, please visit this link.

Visitor Information
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