Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Natalie Baker

March 3rd—March 5th

Date details +
  • $275 Patron
  • $225 General
  • $180 Members
Room: Main Shrine Room

Online registration is now closed. Please join us for the weekend's opening talk tonight at 7:00PM and register at the door.


Opening to oneself fully is opening to the world.

- Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche 


"Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training Weekend I," is the first program in the renowned Way of Shambhala series. This intimate urban retreat provides instruction for sitting and walking meditation as a means to develop mindfulness in daily life.

This first Shambhala Training Weekend presents the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally awake. By training in meditation, we learn to remember our natural confidence and relax to the freshness of the present moment, no matter what that moment may bring.

We'll discover that awakening is not about escaping from the world we live in, but instead is about bringing our practice to every aspect of our lives: work, play, relationships, and more. It all begins with giving ourselves the opportunity to reconnect with our true human existence — the experience of our five senses, the feeling of emotions in our body, and yes, even the awareness of thoughts across our minds.

About Weekend I:

"Feel Human Again, Shambhala Training Weekend I" (aka the Art of Being Human) is designed for new meditators or those looking to reconnect with meditation practice, and introduces the basic foundations of the Shambhala teachings on universal human wisdom. 

Shambhala teacher and Buddhist Psychotherpaist Natalie Baker will incorporate these teachings into the weekend’s talks and provide instructions for basic mindfulness-awareness meditation practice including posture, relating to thoughts, and breathing techniques.

Natalie and a team of meditation instructors will be on hand to personally assist participants with one-on-one interviews and guided group meditation.

Weekend Includes:

  • Guided meditation practice
  • Mindfulness meditation talks
  • Optional one-on-one meditation instruction
  • Concluding Sunday reception
  • Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa

Testimonials from Shambhala Training Weekend I: 

"What a profound weekend; perspective shifting." – Andy, 37

"It feels like everything has changed, even though my life is exactly the same as it was on Friday." - Sarah, 32

"I had been meaning to take this for a long time. It was a much deeper experience than just coming to the weekly talks. I have a new appreciation for retreats." - Robert, 51

A Personal Invitation from Natalie: 

"Join me for this transformative one-and-a-half day mindfulness meditation program. Together we'll practice basic mindfulness meditation so that upon leaving, you feel empowered to incorporate meditation practice into your busy life.

Through talks and discussion, we'll learn how to work with our emotions, bring clarity to our endeavors, and recognize the power of bringing gentleness to our relationship with ourselves and others.

Give yourself the gift of this approachable but extraordinary program. Looking forward to practicing with you!" 

- Natalie Baker

About the Teacher: 

Natalie BakerNatalie Baker is the founder of Buddhist Psychotherapy NY & Neurofeedback NY, is a licensed psychotherapist and an advanced Zengar certified neurofeedback trainer in New York. She has over thirteen years experience as a psychotherapist in NYC treating clients with conditions such as PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. She has been a Buddhist practitioner since 1992 and teaching since 2000 in the Shambhala tradition.