Shambhala Training Weekend II: 'Birth of the Warrior'

with Lee Howson

March 24th—March 25th

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    Price:
  • £130 Full Price
Room: London meditation hall

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Weekend I

“Shambhala Training Weekend II” is the second retreat weekend in the Shambhala Training curriculum. Completion of “Shambhala Training Weekend I” is a prerequisite for this programme.



Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.\"

- Pema Chödron



About this Programme

This intimate program provides a deepening of instruction for sitting and walking meditation as a means to explore how we can free ourselves from the patterns that repress the brilliant, compassionate, mindful warrior within.

This second Shambhala Training Weekend presents the view that when we open up to our own genuineness, we can begin to work directly with our fears. Through tenderness, we can meet life\'s challenging moments, not with distractions and self-aggression, but with courage and confidence.

By relating to fear through meditation practice, we begin to appreciate that there isn\'t actually anything fundamentally wrong with us. We are good, just as we are, right here and now. We can discover and cultivate the bravery necessary to embrace our true nature.

About Weekend II

Shambhala Training Weekend II: Discover Your Inner Warrior (aka Birth of the Warrior) introduces a meditation practice that builds upon the mindfulness-awareness technique of Shambhala Training Weekend I. The weekend provides students with real techniques for working with fear and habitual patterns of thought and behaviour.

Our Shambhala teacher will incorporate these teachings into the weekend’s talks and meditation instruction. A team of meditation instructors will be on hand to personally assist participants with one-to-one sessions and guided group meditation.

Shambhala Training Weekend II includes:

  • Guided meditation practice

  • Meditation talks and discussion

  • One-to-one sessions with an instructor

  • Concluding Sunday reception

 

About Shambhala Training

Shambhala Training offers a structured path of meditation and emotional intelligence education rooted in the ancient wisdom of the Shambhala tradition and created for the challenges of modern, everyday existence.

The Shambhala Training path consists of weekly classes and weekend retreats suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition.

This comprehensive overview of mindfulness meditation and contemplative living practices presents the view that when we foster a more awake relationship with ourselves we are creating a more awake and compassionate world.


About the Teacher 

Lee Howson has been practicing meditation in the Shambhala tradition since 1995 and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He works in secondary schools and has spent three years as a subject leader in Religion and Philosophy.  Lee has completed a 4 month retreat at Gampo Abbey in Canada and is the Director of the Shambhala Centre in London.

 

Payment Terms and Conditions

Please register and pay in full on registration.  Cancellation up to 1 week before the programme will receive a full refund, after that there will be a £20 fee charged for cancellation up until 23rd March after which no refund is granted.

The early bird registration fee of £110 is available until 10 March after which time the fee will be £130. A concession fee of £80 is available for those earning below £17,000 per annum and a concession fee of £60 is available for those earning below £12,000.  Please contact [email protected] to request a concession. 

 
 
 

Additional Information

Sat/Sun: tea/coffee 9am, start 9.30am, finish 6.30pm.  Lunch will be provided, any allergies please include details in comment box of registration screen.


For further information please email: [email protected]