Shambhala Level II: The Birth of a Warrior

with Mark Seibold & Elizabeth Peterson
Friday, March 16, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, March 17, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, March 18, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Early registration is greatly 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.
Level: open to all who have completed Level I
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 Lindsay 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!
Mark Seibold has been a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1981. He has studied at several Tibetan monasteries in India and Nepal, and he is a member of the Nalanda Translation Committee. Mark is currently working on a new translation of the sacred biography of Padmasaṃbhava, known as the Padma Kathang. He teaches Tibetan at Nitartha Institute and Nalandabodhi Connecticut Center. Mark is a member of the Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center in Northampton, MA, and he teaches classes and weekend retreats at various Shambhala centers. He lives with his wife, Elizabeth Peterson, in Greenfield, MA. He loves to ride bikes and by all acounts, he makes a mean sauerkraut.
Elizabeth Peterson is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She has been practicing, studying, and engaging with the Shambhala community at the Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center in Northamptom, MA since the early 2000s. Elizabeth is a self-employed chiropractor. Her householder life revolves around the earthy daily practice of integrating and balancing meaningful work, spiritual practice and community, as well as being a parent of young adults and a daughter of aging parents. Elizabeth loves cycling, cooking and gardening. She lives in Greenfield, MA with her husband and dharma brother, Mark Seibold.

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