Shambhala Training Level I - The Art of Being Human

February 26th—February 27th

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  • $150.00 Program Price
  • $175.00 Patron Price
  • $50.00 Repeat Price
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Room: Decatur

Every Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat 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. Level I: The Art of Being Human is the first in a series of five weekend retreats. These retreats are taken in sequence.

In Level I we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence through the practice of meditation. As we open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.

Gaylon Ferguson is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and recently retired as Professor of Religious Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies at Naropa University. After studying meditation and Buddhist philosophy with Tibetan master Chögyam Trungpa in the 1970s and 1980s he became a Fulbright Fellow to Nigeria and completed a doctoral degree in cultural anthropology at Stanford University. Author of Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With and Natural Bravery: Fear and Fearlessness as Path to Awakening Society, Gaylon has led retreats for more than 35 years. He contributed the foreword to Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race, Resilience, Transformation and Freedom (2020). His articles and essays have appeared in Lion’s RoarTricycle, and Buddhadharma.

This is an online retreat. The Zoom link will be provided upon registration.