Shambhala Training Weekend III: Warrior In The World

with Shastri Tessa Watt & Jeremy Taylor

June 1st—June 3rd

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  • £160 Full Price
Room: London meditation hall

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Weekend II: Birth of the Warrior

Shambhala Training Weekend III is the third retreat weekend in the Shambhala Training curriculum, a a powerful path of training in meditation practices and wisdom teachings. Completion of Shambhala Training Weekend II is a prerequisite for this program.

"To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life." - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche 

About this Programme

Having discovered our own goodness and having begun to relax with the nature of fear, we can afford to be more daring, open, and genuine. 

Shambhala Training Weekend III provides a meditation practice to further awaken the mind and heart. With gentle fearlessness, we learn to step beyond our conditioning and open to the freshness of each new moment. 

We continue to relate to our perceptions and our world directly through meditation practice, and we further develop our capacity to relate to others and our environment with humour, kindness, and strength. 

About Weekend III

Shambhala Training Weekend III: Warrior in the World introduces a meditation practice that builds upon the mindfulness-awareness technique of Shambhala Training Weekend II. The weekend provides students with a means to relate to the world around us, like warriors. 

Our senior 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-on-one interviews and guided group meditation.

Shambhala Training Weekend III 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 and we are creating a more awake and compassionate world.


About the teachers

Shastri Tessa Watt has been a member of the London Shambhala Centre since 1992 and a teacher since 2012.  Tessa also teaches mindfulness in the UK’s Houses of Parliament and a range of other workplaces. Tessa is author of Introducing Mindfulness (2012) and Mindful London (2014). She was a leader of the Mindful Nation UK report (2015) launched by the All-party Parliamentary Group for Mindfulness.  She is an Associate of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, and co-founder of Being Mindful which runs MBSR courses for the public. In her earlier career she was a BBC Radio Producer, making documentary features around the globe. Tessa has a PhD in History from Cambridge and an MA in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation from SOAS, University of London where she also lectures. She lives in Balham and has two daughters.

Jeremy Taylor first discovered Shambhala in 2004 and has been an active member of the community since 2008, holding numerous volunteer roles within the organisation, including Way of Shambhala Coordinator and Meditation Instructor. He has also held the part-time paid role of Centre Manager since 2014. He first became interested in Buddhism and Daoism in 1996 while working at a market research placement year in London as part of his degree in maths, finance, and management at the University of Portsmouth. His varied work life includes database administration, hypnotherapy, various management positions, clothing import, design, and merchandising.


Payment Terms and Conditions

Please register and pay in full on registration, Please ensure you click on the relevant price option to go through to PayPal where you can also pay by credit/debit card.  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 the 30th May after which no refund is granted.

The early bird registration fee of £130 is available until 18th May after which time the fee will be £160. A concession fee of £90 is available for those earning below £17,000 per annum and a concession fee of £70 is available for those earning below £12,000.  Please contact [email protected] to request a concession. 


Additional Information

Friday: Registration 7.00pm, 7.30pm meditation/talk, 9.00pm finish

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]