The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level 1

with Shastri Myra Woodruff

January 19th—January 20th

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  • $108 Sustaining Price
  • $130 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training 1 is the first program in the renowned Way of Shambhala series. This intimate retreat provides instruction for sitting and walking meditation as a means to develop mindfulness in daily life and presents the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally awake. By training in meditation, we learn to remember 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 practice to 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 yes, even the awareness of thoughts across our minds.

The weekend program includes:

  • Guided meditation practice
  • Mindfulness meditation talks and discussion
  • One-on-one meditation instruction
  • Concluding Saturday reception

The retreat will be led by Shastri Myra Woodruff, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Lineage and the executive director of Karme Choling Shambhala Meditation Center, in Barnet, VT.