Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Susan Dever

June 28th—June 30th -Date postponed or cancelled

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  • $150 Program Price
  • $175 Patron Price

About this Program

 Even in all its rawness, the world is workable.  In Shambhala Weekend III, we’ll test the truth of this teaching—for these times—and explore the possibilities of genuine-hearted warriorship.  Moving from Level II’s experiment in stepping out from the cocoon of habit, we’ll further contemplate how gentle fearlessness connects us.  As we work with the power of our diverse diversities, and then widen our view beyond the personal, we’ll practice extending care and communication outward.  On the cushion—or upon our chairs—we’ll rest between talks and discussions to (re)discover the fresh start of nowness, the relaxed energy behind our tender exchanges with the world.

  Shambhala Training Weekend III includes:

 Sitting and walking meditation 

  • Guided and silent sessions of sitting and walking meditation

  • Talks and small group discussions

  • Optional one-on-one discussion with the Director
  • Sunday lunch
  • Concluding Sunday afternoon film and discussion 


Level III will conclude with warriors in the world, at the movies.  We’ll head to the nearby university, and be joined by others for a Free Public Film Event, Sunday Afternoon, 3:00 to 6:00.  Check our ABQ Shambhala website for more details about the screening of Malik Bendejelloul’s Searching for Sugar Man, described by NYTimes critic Manohla Dargis as “often delightful, and at times so poignant, that details are best left for viewers to discover for themselves.”  Those touching details only begin with the story of a Latino musician-warrior, offering his heart from hardscrabble Detroit, to apartheid South Africa—connecting us, yes, with gentle fearlessness. 


 About the Director

 As a student of the Shambhala Buddhist lineages, also as a Film and Digital Arts professor at UNM, in 2006 Dr. Susan Dever expanded a three-decade career in US [email protected]/Latin American cinema and culture to inaugurate a multi-course area of studies in Contemplative Cinema.  Since 2011 she has directed Shambhala Training Levels I-IV, subsequently co-teaching Shambhala Art.  Our meditation community’s aspiration to create an inclusive enlightened society also resonates with her university teaching in Critical Race Studies, Class, and Gender +.



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