Birth of the Warrior

with Holly Gayley & Adrienne Chang

November 11th—November 12th

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    Room: BSMC

    Saturday, November 11, 2023 (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Central)
    Sunday, November 12, 2023 (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Central)

    This program is being offered through Shambhala Online.  We will stream it and participate as a group in the Center with our own discussions.  The best of both worlds: an outstanding international teacher and connection with a global sangha, received in the context of our own home sangha!

    Deepen your meditation practice, and continue along the path of the Shambhala teachings on warriorship, in this weekend retreat.

    Birth of the Warrior builds on the presentation of basic goodness in The Art of Being Human (Shambhala Level I) and explores how habitual ways of thinking, known as “cocoon” in Shambhala Training, obscure the raw brilliance of ourselves and the world we live in.

    With the guidance of a senior Shambhala teacher and a group of experienced meditation instructors, you will learn a meditation practice that builds upon the mindfulness-awareness technique of Shambhala Training Level I, and explore real techniques for working with fear and habitual patterns of thought and behavior.

    By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we begin to notice, and learn how to work with, our deep-seated habits and defenses. We begin seeing through obscurations of habitual patterns that we have created over time.

    Register on the Shambhala Online website.  Half of the fee will be returned to the Birmingham Center.

    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.