Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Lodro Rinzler

May 5th—May 7th (2017)

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

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"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 Lodro Rinzler 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.

Lodro 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
  • 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

Friday Night Public Talk: 

If you'd like to participate but cannot make the full weekend, you can register for just the Friday Night Public Talk

About the Teacher: 

Lodro Rinzler

Lodro Rinzler is the author of five books on meditation including the best-selling The Buddha Walks into a Bar. Over the last fifteen years as a Shambhala teacher he has spoken at locations as diverse as Google, Harvard University, and Capitol Hill. Lodro’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, FOX, and the CBC. He serves as the Chief Spiritual Officer of M N D F L and founded the Institute for Compassionate Leadership.