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

with Graciela Marin

March 6th—March 8th

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  • $95 Program Price
  • $125 Patron Price
Room: Main Meditation Hall

Early Bird Coupon Code: Enter tLnktk when you pay your registration online to receive a 25% discount for this program. Valid through February 27, 2020.

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior builds on the foundation of shamatha practice, introduced in Level I. Together we'll explore how habitual patterns can obscure the raw brilliance of our world. We'll learn how to work with fear by opening to our inherent genuineness and tenderness, and to cultivate a willingness to see deep-seated habits of defending. This retreat intensifies the discipline of shamatha practice, offering us the gift of observing the habitual patterns we create.

Shambhala Training is a gradual path to develop the dignity and simplicity of being human. Through the practice of shamatha meditation, study, and introspection, we uncover and cultivate unconditional fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness - toward ourselves and our world. Level II includes further meditation instruction, talks by the director, individual conversations, discussions with other participants, and a celebratory reception.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level I

Recommended: Contentment in Everyday Life, a 5-week evening class which supports ongoing practice and study after Shambhala Level II.


We strongly encourage you to register when you are fairly certain you're going to attend. We're often uncertain whether enough people will register to enable us to run a program, and preparing while not knowing if a class will actually run places a burden on our staff (volunteers) and teachers. Please register no later than 7 days before the program 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 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 [email protected] .

For those who can offer more than the program price, please choose the "Patron Price." Your generosity goes far to help cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.