The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Scott Perkins

August 26th—August 27th

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    Price:
  • $175.00 Program Price
  • Or pay what you are able
Room: Main Shrine Room

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I is the first program in the renowned Way of Shambhala series. This intimate urban retreat provides instruction for sitting and walking meditation as a means to develop mindfulness in daily life.

This first weekend program presents the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally awake. By training in meditation, we can remember and reconnect with our natural confidence, and relax to the freshness of the present moment, no matter what that moment may bring.

We'll discover that awakening is not about escaping from the world we live in, but instead is about bringing our mindfulness into every aspect of our lives: work, play, relationships, and more. It all begins with giving ourselves the opportunity to reconnect with our true human existence — the experience of our five senses, the feeling of emotions in our body, and even the awareness of thoughts across our minds.

About This Weekend:

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I is designed for new meditators or those looking to reconnect with meditation practice, and introduces the basic foundations of the Shambhala teachings on universal human wisdom.

Shambhala teacher Scott Perkins will incorporate these teachings into the weekend’s talks and provide instructions for basic mindfulness-awareness meditation practice including posture, relating to thoughts, and breathing techniques.

Scott and a team of meditation instructors will be on hand to personally assist participants with one-on-one interviews and guided group meditation.

Weekend Includes:

  • Guided meditation practice
  • Mindfulness meditation talks
  • One-on-one meditation instruction
  • Concluding Sunday reception
  • Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa


We encourage participants to also take Meditation in Everyday Life, a companion course to this program on 3 weekday evenings.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Suggested donation: $175
Or you may choose to make a payment at a level that works for you—this may be less or more than the suggested donation, depending on your circumstances. For more information about our payment options, please click here.

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