The Birth of the Warrior - Shambhala Training Level 2 - PNW regional online event

with Cameron Wenaus

March 5th—March 27th

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    Price.:
  • $90 Program Price
  • $125 Generosity Price
  • $50 Repeat
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Room: Online using Zoom

In The Art of Being Human we are introduced to the the foundation and fruition of the Shambhala path. For those who wish to engage with more detail in this path, Shambhala Training programs help us develop and nurture meditation practice.  We learn mindfulness and awareness in sitting meditation, then bring those into our daily lives. This becomes a path, reminding us that we can be inquisitive, brave, gentle and cheerful, even during challenging times. This path of mindfulness, awareness, gentleness and courage is referred to as the path of warriorship.

Having touched our good heart, and the ability to connect genuinely with others, we confront a dilemna: if our nature is fundamentally good and open and kind, why aren't we always this way? Continuing with the practice of mindfulness-awareness meditation we face the fact that we are conditioned by deep-rooted habitual patterns. Encountering this "cocoon" of habit requires patience, diligence and courage. And so it is called "The Birth of the Warrior."

By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we learn how to work with fear to cultivate the willingness to see our deep-seated habits and defenses. This program introduces a precise meditation technique which enables us to begin seeing through obscurations of habitual patterns that we have created over time.
 
Adapted to the unique situation of the Covid pandemic, this program presents Birth of a Warrior over four Saturday mornings accessible via Zoom from home from 9:00 am to noon PST (and, when and where feasible, in person from Shambhala Centres throughout the Pacific Northwest).
 
The program will include thorough meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, light yoga and walking meditation, one-on-one conversations to clarify questions, talks by senior teachers and group discussions.

Prerequisite: Art of Being Human (aka Level I)

Adapted to the unique situation of the Covid pandemic, this program presents the Art of Being Human over four Saturday mornings accessible via Zoom from home from 9:00 am to noon PST (and, where feasible, in person from Shambhala Centres throughout the Pacific Northwest).

Price: Supporting $90; Generosity/Patron $125; Repeat $50. To pay the repeat price or request Financial Aid, email [email protected]. It is our policy that no one be denied access to this program due to inability to pay.

NOTE: This program is part of a larger offering of Shambhala teachings, the Shambhala Training Levels, which together comprise a complete path of meditation. Like The Art of Being Human, these levels each consist of four Saturday mornings with breaks of a week or more between each program.  "Good Morning Shambhala: The Heart of Warriorship" includes "the Art of Being Human as well as "The Birth of the Warrior," and "Warrior in the World" You can sign up for one Level, or all.

 

Your co-directors, Becky Hazell and Cameron Wenaus, combine deep expereince in teacing the Shambhala path along with facility with online learning. In addition to thorough meditation instruction, they will provide advice and assistance in how to adapt your home to support your meditation practice. (a short talk the Friday before the first session will help you prepare).

In addition, your journey will be supported locally by coordinators and meditation instructors who can provide assistance during Zoom sessions and also in the weeks in between programs. 

The program includes meditation instruction, meditation practice, discussions, one-on-one interviews with instructors, walking meditation and some very light physical exercise in the form of standing yoga.

Prerequisite: Art of Being Human (Level I)

  • Friday, March 5 - 7pm – an orientation talk outlining how participants can prepare themselves and their home environment for the session
  • Saturday, March 6 - 9am - noon
  • Saturday, March 13 - 9am - noon
  • Saturday, March 20 - 9am - noon
  • Saturday, March 27 - 9am – noon

NOTE: it is also possible to register for this and two additional programs, comprising 12 Saturday mornings in all, for $225. For more information see "Good Morning Shambhala: The Heart of Warriorship."