Shambhala Training Weekend III: Warrior In The World

with Vegan Aharonian

November 9th—November 11th (2018)

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  • $330 Patron
  • $275 General
  • $225 Members

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Weekend II: Discover Your Inner Warrior

Shambhala Training Weekend III is the third retreat weekend in the highly acclaimed Shambhala Training curriculum. Completion of Shambhala Training Weekend II is a prerequisite for this program.


"To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life."

- Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche 


About this Program

Having discovered our own goodness and begun to relax with the nature of fear, we can afford to be more daring. With gentle fearlessness, we learn to step beyond our conditioning and open to the freshness of each new moment. The third weekend of Shambhala Training is all about becoming intimate with human bravery. 

At this point on the path, the warrior leaves the stuffiness of the cocoon and explores the world with direct perception. This can be the beginning of a life-long love affair with the phenomenal world, one not based on the reference points of gain and loss, but seeing things as they are. Along this journey we develop genuine confidence, humor, and personal dignity.

Shambhala Training Weekend III provides an expanded meditation practice for relating more with space and our environment, further awakening the mind and heart. This technique helps us to bring mindfulness and awareness into all aspects of our daily life.

When we become awake to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence and vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive.

About Weekend III

Shambhala Training Weekend III: Warrior in the World introduces a meditation practice that builds upon the mindfulness-awareness technique of Shambhala Training Weekend II. The weekend provides students with a means to raise our gaze and relate to the world around us, like warriors. 

Our Shambhala teacher will incorporate these teachings into the weekend’s talks and meditation instruction. A team of meditation instructors will be on hand to personally assist participants with one-on-one interviews and guided group meditation. 

Shambhala Training Weekend III includes: 

  • Guided meditation practice

  • Meditation talks

  • One-on-one sessions with a senior instructor

  • Concluding Sunday reception

About Shambhala Training

Shambhala Training offers a structured path of meditation and emotional intelligence education rooted in the ancient wisdom of the Shambhala tradition and created for the challenges of modern, everyday existence.

The Shambhala Training path consists of weekly classes and weekend retreats suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition.

This comprehensive overview of mindfulness meditation and contemplative living practices presents the view that when we foster a more awake relationship with ourselves and we are creating a more awake and compassionate world. 

About the Teacher

Vegan Aharonian, PhD began studying Shambhala Buddhism in 1996. Originally from Armenia (the former Soviet Union), he came to the United States as a graduate student at Columbia University in 1991. In addition to teaching regularly in New York City, Vegan has also taught international Shambhala programs in Russia and Ukraine. 

Generosity Policy

Our Generosity Policy helps make programming available to all those who wish to participate. To utilize the Generosity Policy, please call the Registrar at 212-675-6544. We cannot accept Generosity Policy registrations at the door, so please make arrangements in advance.


Refund Policy
If you can't make the program, we will gladly transfer your payment to another program for up to one year out. If you would like to receive a refund, please advise us no later than 24 hours before the program starts and we will gladly provide a refund, less a $10 processing fee. We are unable to refund credits that have been carried forward for more than one year.