Warrior in the World - Shambhala Training Level III

May 11th—June 1st

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  • $75.00 Standard Price
  • $90.00 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can
Room: BSMC

We are continuing our new schedule format for the Way of Shambhala classes.  Each class will be scheduled in a weekly format: three Saturdays from 9 am to noon, with opportunities to make up sessions you miss.

The Shambhala Training arc offers guidance in gradually deepening our personal meditation practice as a pathway to developing connection with and confidence in our fundamental human goodness, worthiness and bravery.  Practice follows the trajectory described in Chögyam Trungpa’s book, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior.   Level III: Warrior in the World is the third in a series of five programs. which are taken in sequence.

In Warrior in the World, through meditation practice we become increasingly aware of the moments when we choose whether to stay in or to step out of our comfort-zone cocoon. The vulnerability that we feel when we step out of our cocoon is also the sensitivity that allows us to experience the world directly. As warriors choosing direct experience, we engage our natural gentleness and bravery to live our lives as continual opportunities to be wakeful and responsive. 

In each weekly session, we will listen to a talk from Level III as presented on Shambhala Online by Elaine Yuen, practice the meditation style for the Level, and have our own discussion.

The program will be hybrid, with the Zoom link made available upon registration.

Prerequisite: Birth of the Warrior (Level II)


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.