https://boston.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=550646 Shambhala Boston
646 Brookline Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445
Classes, Good for Groups, LGBTQ+, Lectures & Conferences, Meetup, Rainy Day Ideas, Social Good
EVENT POSTPONED-More information to come.
IN PERSON - VACCINATION REQUIRED
Shambhala Training weekend retreats are grounded in the view that human beings are, at the core, fundamentally awake.
Awakening is not about escaping from the world, but rather opening our hearts to our whole experience, instead of pushing it away. Through gentle precision in meditation practice and curiosity about what arises, we bring a light touch of mindfulness and awareness to every aspect of our lives: work, play, relationships, community.
The retreat provides a path for becoming an authentic human being in this complex, difficult, yet joyful and alive, world that we live in.
The first step is giving ourselves the time and opportunity to reconnect with the ground of our human existence — through direct experience of our five senses, the feeling of emotions in our body, even the awareness of thoughts across our minds. Over time, our practice provides a way to gain strength, develop resilience and to cultivate skillfulness -- The Art of Being Human.
Shambhala Training Weekend 1 is designed for both new meditators and those looking to reconnect with their meditation practice. The teachers for the weekend will present teachings on how to trust our own experience, and offer instruction in meditation practice and how it impacts our daily lives. In addition, meditation instructors will be on hand to assist participants with one-on-one meetings, small group discussions and guided group meditation.
Saturday, July 23 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday, July 24 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
This Weekend Includes:
- Guided meditation practice
- Lively and helpful talks and small group discussions
- The option for one-on-one meditation instruction
- The support of practicing in a community of like-minded people
- Concluding Sunday reception
- A copy of the book Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa
Shambhala Training has been a cornerstone of what we do for over 40 years, yet we haven’t been able to offer this program in-person the last couple of years. We recognize how we are all different people, and in different situations than we were two (or more) years ago. Typically we would ask $185 for the weekend, but our primary goal as we resume offering these foundational teachings is to make them accessible to anyone who feels this would be beneficial.
Consider your own financial situation, the value of the program, comparable cost for other weekend programs, and your intention. If you feel able to make a donation - either when you register, or after the program - we will greatly appreciate it.
Since registration is limited, if you sign up, we ask for your commitment to participate fully - to work with your own mind and heart, and to support others who are working with their minds and hearts this weekend.
This program is IN-PERSON at 646 Brookilne Avenue. Full vaccination and booster is required to participate.