Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with David Perrin

September 15th—September 17th

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    Price:
  • $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 Shambhala Training curriculum. 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 David Perrin 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.

David 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: 

David Perrin is a teacher and meditation instructor in the Shambhala tradition. David has held various posts in Shambhala Governance and Leadership at the Center. Trained in the disciplines of dharma art, as well as creative arts therapy, David has collaborated with youth and adults across a variety of therapeutic, recreational, and educational settings. With over twenty-five years experience working in the third sector he has served in various governance, administrative, and field posts ranging from direct-service to social change philanthropy. David lives in New York City with his wife and three children.