Southeast Regional Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level I - The Art of Being Human Held Online

with Shastri Will Ryken

January 8th—January 9th (2022)

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    Price.:
  • $150.00 Standard Price
  • $175.00 Patron Price
  • Pay what you can afford
Room: BSMC

The Shambhala Weekend Retreats are opportunities to deepen one’s practice of meditation in a powerful environment that meets the needs of someone with a busy life.  Level I: The Art of Being Human is the first in a series of five weekend retreats. These retreats are taken in sequence.

In Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level I: The Art of Being Human 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.

Every Shambhala Weekend Retreat 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.

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

 About the Way of Shambhala:

The Way of Shambhala is open to people of all religious backgrounds or no religious background. It is recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as those looking to enrich their personal spiritual path and social action in the world.

Over the course of a year, the Way of Shambhala introduces the entire Shambhala path. This series offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there, how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our community and our whole society.

The Way of Shambhala is composed of Shambhala Weekend Retreat Levels I-V, each followed by a five-week course, titled In Everyday Life series that expands upon what was offered in the weekend and brings the practice of meditation into everyday life.

Please click here for a full description and chart of the Way of Shambhala.

Please register on the St. Petersburg Shambhala Center website.  For this regional program, income is shared among the Centers of the region proportionally based on participation.

Local participants will gather at the Center and participate as a group through Zoom.  Contact Marion Buckley for further information.

Generosity Policy applies:  The Birmingham Shambhala Center does not wish restricted finances ever to interfere with one’s ability to receive the teachings. 

  • If paying the full price presents an obstacle to your participation, please use the “Pay what you can” option for registering, filling in the box with the price you are paying.  You can pay online with PayPal or a credit/debit car, or pay the amount at the door.
  • If you need to arrange a payment plan,  please make arrangements prior to the program by contacting Nick Buckner at [email protected]
  • For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.