The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Kim Kelso

September 8th—September 10th (2017)

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  • $65 Program Price
  • $75 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford

In Shambhala Training Level I the ancient wisdom of Shambhala comes alive in our daily existence. This first level presents the view that the world is sacred and basic goodness is our birthright. This is basic human wisdom that doesn't belong to any one culture or religious tradition - though it can be found in many of them throughout history. All humans can discover this goodness of human life and radiate that goodness into the world for the peace and sanity of others.

Shambhala Training is a path to develop the dignity of being human, using meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. The first in a series of trainings, Level One includes instruction on meditation, talks by the director, individual conversations with teachers, discussions with other participants, and a concluding reception.  Lunch will be provided on Saturday.

This program is open to everyone. There are no prerequisites.

The Friday talk is open to the public. September 8, 2017 7-9pm

The price posted is half off our regular pricing.  If this is an obstacle for you, please read our generosity policy here

Shastri Kim Kelso began studying and practicing meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition in 1980 and began teaching in 1992.  She has been a member of the Nelson, Vancourver and Victoria Shambhala Centers in British Columbia, Canada.  In 2008, she retired from a career in social work to come to Yarnell, Arizona to care for her mother, Barbara, who is still with us at 98.  Kim is currrently a member of the Phoenix Shambhala Center.  In March 2015, she was appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to be a mentor and senior teacher (Shastri) for Phoenix and Tucson.