Shambhala Training Level II - The Birth of the Warrior

November 10th—November 12th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    This course is being offered in partnership with Shambhala Online.  You register directly with Shambhala Online via the link below.  Participants will have two options for attending the retreat:

    • We will gather at the Shambhala Center with a local coordinator and participate as a group along with other Shambhala Centers via zoom.  
    • You can paticipate via zoom on your own.


    Course Description

    Deepen your meditation practice, and continue along the path of the Shambhala teachings on warriorship, in this weekend retreat.

    Shambhala Training Level II builds on the presentation of basic goodness in Shambhala Level I, and explores how habitual ways of thinking, known as “cocoon” in Shambhala Training, obscure the raw brilliance of ourselves and the world we live in.

    You will learn a meditation practice that builds upon the mindfulness-awareness technique of Shambhala Training Level I, and explore real techniques for working with fear and habitual patterns of thought and behavior.

    By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we begin to notice, and learn how to work with our deep-seated habits and defenses. We begin seeing through obscurations of habitual patterns that we have created over time.

    Shambhala Training Level II is the second retreat in a progressive series of weekend retreats.  Shambhala Training Level I is a prerequisite.

    The point of Shambhala Training is to get out of the cocoon, which is the shyness and aggression in which we have wrapped ourselves… A Shambhala warrior is someone who is brave enough not to give in to the aggression and contradictions that exist in society…who is able to step out of the cocoon–that very comfortable cocoon that he or she is trying to sleep in.


    Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche


    Program price: $149

    Patron Price: $199

    Repeat price: $50.   If you have already taken the Level II, you can select the discount request button at the bottom of the registration page. This will take you to an online form where you can request this repeat rate.


    Register via this link


    About the online teacher:

    Holly Gayley is a scholar and translator of Buddhist literature in contemporary Tibet and Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research areas include gender and sexuality in Buddhist tantra, ethical reform in contemporary Tibet, and theorizing translation, both literary and cultural, in the transmission of Buddhist teachings to North America.  For two decades, she has regularly led meditation workshops and retreats and serves as a senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition.