https://boston.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=535271 Boston Shambhala Center
646 Brookline Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445
Classes, Social Good
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.