Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Shastri Will Ryken & Paula Bickford

November 3rd—November 5th

Date details +
    Price:
  • $150 Early Bird Members
  • $165 Early Bird Non-members
  • $170 Members
  • $185 Non-members

In Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World we work in a deliberate way. We make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice 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.

The Warrior in the World leaves the stuffiness of the cocoon to explore 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 hope and fear or gain and loss. Along this journey we develop genuine confidence, humor, and personal dignity.

Every Shambhala Training level includes thorough meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, one-on-one meetings to clarify questions, talks by senior teachers, group discussions and a concluding reception.  The weekend is structured to offer participants teachings and an in-depth meditation retreat.  Attendance is required for the Friday night talk and for each session of the program.

Prerequisites: Shambhala Training Level I and II.
Recommended: Meditation in Everyday Life and Contentment in Everyday Life

Location: This program will take place at the location of the Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group: 1899 NE 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL  32609.  Breakfast and lunch are provided on Saturday and Sunday.  Usually we go out to a nearby restaurant as a group on Saturday evening (additional details will be provided on your welcome email which is sent a few days before the start of the event).

Pricing:

Regular Price: $170 members; $185 non-members

Early Bird: $150 members; $165 non-members.  Register online 3 weeks before the start of the program (October 13th) to enjoy reduced pricing.

Repeat price: $75 (For those who have already taken this program.)

Accommodations:  If you are coming from out-of-town, we will do our best to house you with sangha members.  We also have limiited accommodations at the center for a nominal fee.  Please indicate your needs on your registration form at least two weeks in advance.

No one is turned away from a program for lack of funds.  Contact Jan Snyder, our Group Coordinator, for information about our Generosity Policy.