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

with Patricia Kelly

March 8th—March 10th

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    Price:
  • $150 Program Price
  • $175 Patron Price
Room: Main Meditation Hall

Pay what you can afford - see below for details.

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.


The Director: Patricia Kelly                                                                                                                                 p kellyPatricia was introduced to meditation in 1986 by an Episcopal priest, who was also a zen practitioner. This, along with reading Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, influenced her to attend Naropa University, where she received her masters in Contemplative Psychotherapy. In 1995, she met Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and became his student within the Shambhala tradition.  She lives in Louisville, Colorado where she has a private psychotherapy practice specializing in treating trauma.



We wish to strongly encourage you to register for programs when you know or are fairly certain you wish to take the program. Quite often, we are uncertain whether or not there are enough participants registered to enable us to run a program; preparing for a class but not knowing whether or not that class will run puts staff (teachers, coordinators, and aides) in a difficult position. Early registration is appreciated and is of benefit to both staff and fellow participants. Please register for programs no later than 7 days before the program/class begins.


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. Write in the amount you can afford in the "NOTES" section when you register online (& you can pay on the evening the program begins). If you have any questions, please contact the registrar by email at
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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.