with Shastri Veit Weber
Friday, January 25, 7-9 p.m. PUBLIC TALK @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 26, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, January 27, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Early registration is appreciated.
(Note: Snowstorm back-up weekend is February 1-3.)
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.
Recommended text: Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Copies available for purchase at the training.
Level: Everyone is welcome!
Registration/Payment: Early registration is recommended to save your space and it also helps the staff plan for the program. Kindly complete payment below or contact Cynthia at [email protected] or 594-1694 to register and discuss other payment options.
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!
Housing: If you are coming from out-of-town and would like help finding a place to stay, please email the coordinator John Meyer at [email protected]
Veit Weber was appointed Shastri, or senior Buddhist teacher, by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2010. He oversees Shambhala Practice & Education in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Canada. Veit is a third generation blacksmith. He runs Weber's Ironworks in Nortondale, New Brunswick.
Hosted by Rockland Shambhala. Shambhala is a registered service mark of Shambhala International (Vajradhatu).