Shambhala Training Level I, The Art of Being Human
with Charles Trageser
This first weekend of Shambhala Training introduces participants to the practice of sitting meditation and to the basic principles of the Shambhala path of warriorship. There is a fundamental, good energy present in all of our experience, and this basic goodness, innate to the way things are, is our own inborn, unconditional nature as well.
This weekend practice cultivates openness toward ourselves and our environment, moment by moment. When we practice openness our lives can be a journey of wakeful and genuine existence.
"If we are willing to take an unbiased look, we will find that, in spite of all our problems and confusion, all our emotional and psychological ups and downs, there is something basically good about our existence as human beings. We have moments of basic non-aggression and freshness...it is worthwhile to take advantage of these moments...we have an actual connection to reality that can wake us up and make us feel basically, fundamentally good." -Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, "Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior" 1984.
No prerequisites, all welcome. . In Brunswick, Friday 7:00 p.m. registration, 7:30 p.m. opening talk, free and open to the public. Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fee $140 (Members $130). Repeats $50/$45. Need-based discounts available.
FMI contact: Cathleen Miller at [email protected] or (207) 332-6889.