Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior - Weekend Retreat

with Roland Cohen

October 20th—October 22nd (2017)

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  • $150 Program Price
  • $175 Patron Price
Room: Main Shrine Room


If paying the full price is a hardship for you, please see our 'Generosity Policy' below.

The Weekend Retreat: Birth of the Warrior - Level II of Shambhala Training - builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in. By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we learn how to work with fear to cultivate the willingness to see our deep-seated habits and defenses. This weekend program intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, which enables us to begin seeing through obscurations of habitual patterns that we have created over time.

Shambhala Training is a path to develop the dignity of being human using meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and toward our world. The second in a series of trainings, Level II includes instruction on meditation, talks by the director, individual meetings with teachers, discussions with other participants, and a concluding reception.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level I

Recommended: Meditation in Everyday Life - a 5-week evening class supporting Level I teachings, followed by Contentment in Everyday Life, which is recommended as a support for ongoing practice and study after Level II.                                                      

Our Generosity Policy:
In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “Pay as much as you can afford” policy. If you are able, we ask that you pay a minimum of 50% of the program fee in order to cover related program costs.  If you have any questions, please contact the registrar by email at
[email protected] .

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “Patron Price.” Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.