Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Adana Barbieri

April 26th—April 28th

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    Price:
  • $135 Program Price
  • $160 Patron Price
Room: Main Meditation Hall
Program Registration is Closed.

If paying the full price is a hardship for you, please see the "pay what you can afford" information below.

Shambhala Training Level One:  Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.

Shambhala Training is a sequence of contemplative weekend retreats, suitable for anyone of any spiritual tradition and way of life looking to explore the transformative benefits of meditation. The sequence involves the study and practice of Shambhala warriorship—a path of nonaggression born from the willingness to meet our world without bias or judgment. This path shows how to take the challenges of everyday life as opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action. The workshops include thorough instruction in meditation, the practice of sitting and walking meditation, one-on-one interviews to clarify questions, group discussions and talks by senior teachers.

No prerequisites or previous meditation experience is required. Open to the Public

The Companion Course: Meditation in Everyday Life is a five-week course that complements the training in Level I. This is currently available as an online course.


About the Director:



Adana Barbieri is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Lineage, having begun her studies initially with the Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche in Boulder in 1974.​ ​She has served in various capacities at SMC, most recently as the Director of Community Health and Well Being. She is a founding partner of DralaGroup, LLC, ​which is working to develop a model for contemplative cohousing communities​. Adana ​is ​also ​a founding member and​ ​​the​ Executive Director of Courageous Women, Fearless Living a non-profit organization that runs retreats for women touched by cancer.


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.

* Pay what you can afford

In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “pay what you can afford” policy.  If the program price is an obstacle for you, please decide what works for you and offer whatever you can. You may write in that amount in the "Notes" when you register online & pay on Friday evening.

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.