with Shastri Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova

October 26th—October 28th (2018)

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    Room: Rockland


    with Shastri Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova
    Friday, October 26, 7-9 p.m. PUBLIC TALK @ 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, October 27, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Sunday, October 28, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Early registration is greatly appreciated.
    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 interviews with instructors.
    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. 

    Shastri Bill Brauer has been a member of the Shambhala community for 40 years, and was once the Executive Director of Karmê Chöling. He currently is a consultant for large corporations on leadership training, succession planning, and developmental feedback programs throughout North America. In 2010, Shastri Brauer was empowered as a Shastri by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has fulfilled this role by leading Way of Shambhala classes, Dathuns, Meditation Instructor Training, and Shambhala Training Levels throughout North America and Eastern Europe, and most recently Russia.

    Ella Reznikova is a translator, meditation teacher and the Scholarship Manager at Karmê Chöling Shambhala Meditation Center. She is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Originally from Ukraine, she serves as a mentor for the Shambhala community there. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and is trained in Transformative Mediation.