Shambhala Training Level I Weekend: Reclaiming What It Means To Be Human

with Shastri Manuel Medeiros

March 8th—March 10th

Date details +
  • $175 Program Price
  • $150 Member Price
  • $200 Patron
  • $100 Repeater
Room: Meditation Hall
This weekend is designed for new meditators or those looking to reconnect with meditation practice, and introduces the basic foundations of meditation and the Shambhala teachings on universal human wisdom. 

Special Note: The Friday Evening Talk will be free and open to the public, so bring a friend!

Shambhala Training Level I Weekend: Reclaiming What It Means To Be Human, is the first program in the renowned Way of Shambhala series. This weekend includes an introduction to the view of basic goodness and the practice of meditation in a supportive, social environment including meditation practice, discussion, and individual meetings with meditation instructors.

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 explore the notion 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 to our true human existence — basic goodness — the experience of our five senses, the feeling of emotions in our body, and yes, even the awareness of thoughts across our minds.

Shambhala teacher Manuel Medeiros 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. You will be personally offered one-on-one interviews and given guided group meditation.

About the Teacher:

.photo portrait of Shastri Manny Medeiros

Manuel Medeiros met Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1980 and is currently a senior teacher as well as a student in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage under Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He is a semi-retired public-law attorney with a particular interest in civil rights and restorative justice issues.

Registration Details:

Price: $175; $150 for Members; $100 for Repeaters. Scholarships are available; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please refer to our Generosity Policy.

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a "Patron Donation" of $200.  Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for those who are not able to pay the full price.  Thank you!

To reserve space in the weekend workshop, pre-register by clicking on the registration button below. To request a discounted fee, please contact Carlos Gonzalez at [email protected] at least five days before that date.