Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Deborah Bright

May 19th—May 20th (2017)

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  • $170 Patron
  • $150 Regular
  • $60 Repeat

            By simply being on the spot, your life can become workable
                  and even wonderful --
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Shambhala Training is a secular path of meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentle action in the world. This action arises out of meditation practice and the study of peaceful warriorship in the Shambhala lineage. 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.

Level I: The Art of Being Human, is suitable for those with little or no meditation practice, as well as meditators who wish to integrate mindfulness practice with their daily lives. Engaging the mind, we glimpse the world's beauty without preconceptions, and begin to discover a basic goodness or completeness, which is always present.

The program will include meditation instruction, teaching talks, private interviews with the course instructor, group discussion, meals, and group meditation practice.

None. This course is open to everyone.

Suggested Reading:
Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa.

This training program will take place at the Dallas Shambhala Center in Oak Cliff, at 3839 W. Kiest Blvd. (between Cockrell Hill Road and Westmoreland).  Our building is on the peaceful and verdant grounds of the Oak Cliff Unitarian Universalist church.

Cost of the Program:
Please pre-register online so that we can properly prepare for amounts of food, staff, materials, etc.

$170 Patron
$150 Regular
$ 60 Repeat

Full payment is not required at the time of pre-registration. You are welcome to make several payments before your program. We suggest an initial payment when you register and a final payment a week before the program begins.

Generosity Policy:  We make our classes available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can. Indicate the amount you can afford in the "comments" line of the registration page.  Instead of making the regular payment when registering, you can make a separate payment of the reduced amount here:  https://dallas.shambhala.org/donate-2/.   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.  

How to Pay
Tuition may be paid online when you register, or in person by check or credit card.  Use the "Click Here To Register" button and pay with your bank card or checking account when you register. If you wish to pay by check, please make your check payable to "Dallas Shambhala Mediation Center" and indicate the workshop name to ensure accurate credit of your payment.

Dallas Shambhala is a non-profit organization run wholly by volunteers.  We depend on the interest and support of the community to offer our programs and events, so we thank you for your participation.