Shambhala Training HEART OF WARRIORSHIP Level II: Birth of the Warrior
with Shastri Pamela Bothwell & Joel Wachbrit
To repeat a weekend: $60.00
Work-study is available; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU MADE IT THROUGH LEVEL ONE! We invite you connect further with the experience of Basic Goodness and explore how meditation practice can help us to step out of our habitual patterns of escape and fear.
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
Open to graduates of Shambhala Training Level I.
Shastri Pamela Bothwell first encountered the dharma at Tail of the Tiger (Karme Chöling Buddhist Contemplative Center) in Vermont in 1973. She has served as co-director of the New York Shambhala Center; Head of Practice and Study at Karme-Chöling; Head of Study at the San Francisco Shambhala Center; Ambassador to the Los Angeles Shambhala Center; and Co-Director of the Los Angeles Shambhala Center. A former attorney and mother of 3 young adults, she has been married for over 30 years. In 2010, she was appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as Shastri for Los Angeles.
Joel Wachbrit is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and has been a member of the LA Shambhala community since 1989. He has held many positions at SMCLA, the most recent was as Co-Director. Before that he served as Head of Buddhist Education for 7 years. Joel composes music for TV and film and is an accomplished guitarist. He is married to Jill Freeman and they have several children – all with four legs.
Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or scented products to the LA Shambhala Center as some of our participants have severe scent-related allergies.