with Alex Vlasic
Friday, March 22, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, March 23, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, March 24, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Early registration is appreciated.
The Way of Shambhala curriculum was designed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche based on the Shambhala Teachings of his father, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The Shambhala Path emphasizes the development of genuineness, confidence, good humor, and personal human dignity.
Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in Level I training, 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.
The Birth of the Warrior weekend looks at how to recognize the habitual patterns that prevent us from opening to the experience of basic goodness. The program includes meditation instruction, talks by the Director, group discussions, guided contemplative practice, and individual interviews with instructors.
Recommended text: Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Copies available for purchase at the training.
Level: Open to all who have completed Level I.
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 Cindy Kava at [email protected]
Alex Vlasic has been practicing meditation and studying dharma within the Shambhala Buddhist lineage for 8 years as a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She is a facilitator, writer, emerging Shambhala teacher, and assistant teacher to the UnTraining White Liberal Racism program. She lives in Plainfield, VT.
Hosted by Rockland Shambhala. Shambhala is a registered service mark of Shambhala International (Vajradhatu).