Shambhala Training: Level 3

Warrior In The World

Warrior In World
HybridCloseShambhala Path


Elaine Yuen

Date & Time Details:


20th and 21st from 11am to 7pm
January 2024


Hybrid (online and on-land)

Program Fee:

Tuition - $199

Room/Meals Fee:

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Karmê Chöling
(802) 633-2384

The ideal of warriorship is that the warrior should be sad and tender, and because of that, the warrior can be very brave as well. Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw and beautiful heart.

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

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

Warrior in the World builds upon the presentation of basic goodness in Shambhala Level I and the teachings of “cocoon” in Shambhala Level II. This course leads us in a further exploration of how to develop fearlessness. By examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend an attitude of fearlessness to our activities.

We will extend our meditation practice to build upon the mindfulness-awareness techniques learned in Shambhala Training Levels I and II, and explore real techniques for how to engage in the world with fearlessness and gentleness.

Meditation & Contemplative Activities

  • Guided meditation instruction
  • Sitting and walking meditation
  • Talks by an experienced teacher
  • Silent periods
  • Question & answer periods
  • Group discussions
  • Individual meetings with a trained Meditation Instructor
  • Connection with people interested in meditation and discovering the brilliance of the world around them!

The Path of Meditation

Warrior in the World is the third in the Shambhala Training series. This is a path open to anyone seeking to develop gentleness and strength through meditation. Shambhala Training is a series of contemplative workshops that have proven valuable to beginning and experienced meditators alike. The simple and profound techniques of mindfulness-awareness meditation can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and way of life.

Hybrid Program

With In-person & Online Elements

We will gather in-person at Karmê Chöling, our meditation retreat center located in the beautiful Green Mountains of rural Vermont. There, the meditation instructors, program staff and participants will connect to Elaine Yuen, the senior teacher, via zoom for the initial meditation instruction and other talks.

Our in-person group will meditate together, have discussions, eat meals together, and have leisure time to get to know each other. Housing will be provided on-site at the retreat center.

If you will be lodging at Karmê Chöling, please plan to arrive Friday evening between 3-6pm, to check-in and go through orientation.
Dinner will be served at 6:30.

If you will be commuting to the program, please plan on arriving at 10:30am Saturday morning.


Shambhala Training Level III

Warrior In The World is the third retreat in a progressive series of weekend retreats, meaning each weekend is a requirement for the following weekend.


Tuition: $199.00
This is the price of the program, it does not include housing options or material fees.

Please Note:
Price does not include accommodations, which will be added during the registration process.


Payment Policies:
Please read the payment policy before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x3000). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.


Dr Elain Yuen
Elaine Yuen

Elaine Yuen is an educator, chaplain and researcher. She has been a student and teacher in the Shambhala community since the early 1970’s. Between 2012 and 2010 she was a professor at Naropa University where she taught courses on pastoral caregiving (chaplaincy), contemplative education and Buddhist studies. Elaine is deeply interested in how we shape our social interactions with caring and authentic presence. She continues to explore the interfaces between Buddhism, meditation, creativity, and contemplative care-giving. Her website on Contemplative Chaplaincy can be found at

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