Teen Level II: Birth of the Warrior - Shambhala Training

with Shastri Nick Kranz

April 6 - 8

Special Funding Available

If you are an educator, M.Ed. student, health care professional, or artist, you may be eligible for special financial support through Hemera's Contemplative Fellowships.


This program is open to teens only. Parents may come as in-house retreatants and should register separately by first contacting Cyndi Levine, our Head of Practice & Education:  practiceandeducation@karmecholing.org

“The point of Shambhala Training is to get out of the cocoon, which is the shyness and aggression in which we have wrapped ourselves… A Shambhala warrior is someone who is brave enough not to give in to the aggression and contradictions that exist in society…who is able to step out of the cocoon--that very comfortable cocoon that he or she is trying to sleep in.” - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Examine your fears and habitual patterns by training the mind to meet challenging moments with courage and confidence. Birth of a Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Shambhala Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking, termed cocoon in Shambhala Training, obscure the raw brilliance of ourselves and the world we live in.

By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we learn how to work with fear to cultivate the willingness to see our deep-seated habits and defenses. This weekend program intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, which enables us to begin seeing through obscurations of habitual patterns that we have created over time.

With the guidance of a senior Shambhala teacher and a group of experienced meditation instructors, you will learn a meditation practice that builds upon the mindfulness-awareness technique of Shambhala Training Level I. This program provides students with real techniques for working with fear and habitual patterns of thought and behavior.

Shambhala Training Level II includes:
• Guided meditation instruction
• Mindfulness meditation talks by a senior teacher
• Group discussions
• Optional one-on-one meditation instruction
• Mindfulness movement exercises

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 programs 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.

Arrival & Departure

Please plan on arriving between 3-6pm on April 6, 2018 to check-in and register. Dinner is offered at 6:30pm. The program will begin at 7:30pm. The program ends around 5pm on April 8, 2018.

Prerequisites:

Completion of The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I.


Pricing

Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

FULL PRICE: $390
Those who can are encouraged to register using this option.

DISCOUNT PRICE: $320
To encourage all to study, we offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price. Charitable donations provide the funding to make this pricing option available. We thank our donors for their generosity.

Financial Aid

Karmê Chöling offers interest-free payment plans, scholarships, and other financial assistance.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

Online registration is not currently open.


Teachers

About Shastri Nick Kranz

Shastri Nick Kranz has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1997. He has developed an approach to cultural transformation with the practice of Social Meditation, and worked with Youth Leadership development in the Shambhala community for the last decade. You can see his teaching schedule and video blog at www.nickkranz.com 

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