Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Doria Cross

November 30th—December 2nd (2018) -Date postponed or cancelled

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  • $100 Patron Price

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in.

By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we learn how to work with fear to cultivate the willingness to see our deep-seated habits and defenses. This weekend program intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, which enables us to begin seeing through obscurations of habitual patterns that we have created over time.

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.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
Recommended: Meditation in Everyday Life

Shambhala weekends are 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.


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Suggested Patron Donation:  $100


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About the Teacher:  Doria Gutierrez Cross  has  been a practitioner since 1988.  Along with her husband and another meditator she started the San Antonio Shambhala center served as the director of the center for 5 years. Doria and her family moved to Shambhala Mountain Center in spring of 2005 where her husband was the director. Her family moved back to San Antonio at the end of 2008. She holds the position of Culture of Decorum at our center and has been a Shambhala teacher since 2003. Doria loves the Shambhala arts and is a student of Kyudo, calligraphy and Ikebana.  She is a trained clinical psychologist, having worked in hospitals, schools and private practice. Currently, she and her husband  own a small real estate company and manage properties.They have 3 children and 2 beautiful grandkids and love spending time on our sailboat and sailing the gulf.   Their goal is to make it to the Carribean !