Shambhala Level I: Art of Being Human

with Shastri Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova
Friday, October 26, 7-9 p.m. PUBLIC TALK @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 27, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, October 28, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Early registration is greatly appreciated.
Shambhala Training is a secular meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. These qualities arise out of meditation practice and study of Shambhala warriorship. Shambhala Training welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path.
This weekend retreat – the Art of Being Human – is the first in a series of five trainings in the Way of Shambhala Series. Level One introduces participants to the practice of sitting meditation and to the basic principles of the Shambhala path of warriorship. The program includes meditation instruction, talks by the Director, group discussions, guided contemplative practice, and individual meetings with instructors. The environment is relaxed and friendly with time to share meals and conversation.
Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional basic goodness as the ground of our existence. We learn to experience the world as sacred and see basic goodness as our birthright. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to experience ourselves as genuine and compassionate human beings. 
The weekend opens with a PUBLIC talk on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. 

Shastri Bill Brauer has been a member of the Shambhala community for 40 years, and was once the Executive Director of Karmê Chöling. He currently is a consultant for large corporations on leadership training, succession planning, and developmental feedback programs throughout North America. In 2010, Shastri Brauer was empowered as a Shastri by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has fulfilled this role by leading Way of Shambhala classes, Dathuns, Meditation Instructor Training, and Shambhala Training Levels throughout North America and Eastern Europe, and most recently Russia.

Ella Reznikova is a translator, meditation teacher and the Scholarship Manager at Karmê Chöling Shambhala Meditation Center. She is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Originally from Ukraine, she serves as a mentor for the Shambhala community there. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and is trained in Transformative Mediation.
Level: Everyone is welcome!
Registration: Early registration is recommended to save your space and it also helps the staff plan for the program. Kindly complete payment below or contact Rachel at [email protected] or 594-1694 to register and discuss other payment options.
Suggested donation
Note: If you are able to pay $175, you will help someone else participate. Thank you!
Generosity policy: We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the suggested amounts are an obstacle for you, please consider what is possible in your current situation and offer as much of the program fee as you can. Kindly register ahead by email. Thank you!
Hosted by Rockland Shambhala. Shambhala is a registered service mark of Shambhala International (Vajradhatu).