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Shambhala Training Level I

The Art of Being Human

Discovering basic goodness in the world and in ourselves

Saturday 3rd March & Sunday 4th March
Venue: Christchurch Buddhist Centre, 43 Harrow St, Phillipstown, Christchurch.

Open your heart and mind to your own Basic Goodness and the sacredness of life. This is the message of Level 1, the Art of Being Human. In this excellent introductory program you will learn to meditate or to deepen your practice, if meditation is something you already do. Shambhala Training is a secular meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. These qualities arise out of meditation practice and the study of Shambhala warriorship. Shambhala Training welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path.

The workshop includes meditation training and practice, talks by the Director, individual meditation instruction meetings and group discussions.
Suitable for new and experienced meditators

See further information on the Shambhala path here
About the Director Shastri Marian Bond:
Shastri Marian Bond became a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1983 when she was living in Washington, D.C. She is currently a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She lives in New Zealand with her husband Colin and has served in various administrative and leadership roles. Marian has been a meditation instructor and teacher since 1987. She was appointed shastri for the Shambhala Oceanic Region in 2010.

Practical information:
This programme starts on Saturday 3th March 2018 at 9 am and ends Sunday 4 March at 18 pm after the end of workshop celebration.

Price is $150 this includes breakfasts for both days, cooked lunch at the centre on the Sunday and post retreat celebration and full programme cost.

We will eat out at a local café “Under the Red Verandah” Saturday lunch time, please feel welcome to join or alternatively make your own lunch arrangements.

There is a concessions price of $120 for students or unwaged.

For questions & registration:
Kim Saxton,, mb 021 116 2490.

For pre payment:

Rigdzin Bum Tsog Trust - CHCH Buddhist Centre
Account No. 01-0702-0282911-00
Please state your name as a reference.

Earlier Event: February 13
Qigong classes