The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I (New Year 2-for-1 Discount) WS

with Shastri Marilyn Moore & Greg Lubkin

January 27th—January 28th

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  • $225.00 Program Price
  • $280.00 Patron Price
  • Register at 2 for 1 Price - Enter amount below ($112.50 each)
Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066

By learning to rest in the present moment through mindfulness meditation, we connect with our own inherent sanity and worthiness despite what's happening in our world.  This special weekend retreat provides a foundation for establishing a meditation practice in daily life so that we can be present for every aspect of our lives.

Special New Year 2-for-1 Discount!

Sign up with a friend and you each pay half price! Simply call our office to register and take advantage of this special offer: 323-255-5472 or email Alice at [email protected]


In this time of great confusion and doubt, the Shambhala teachings present the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally awake and worthy.  By training in meditation, we learn to access our basic goodness, slow down, and relax to the freshness of the present moment, no matter what that moment may bring.

We discover that awakening is not about escaping from the world we live in, but is about bringing our practice to every aspect of our lives: work, play, relationships, and more. When we give ourselves the opportunity to reconnect with our true human existence — the experience of our five senses, the feeling of emotions in our body, and even the awareness of thoughts across our minds — we discover how to live and be in the world with a clear mind, gentle heart, and sense of humor.

This retreat is the first of a series of weekend retreats but may be taken as a stand alone program. A continental breakfast both days and lunch on Saturday are included. The program includes an introduction to sitting meditation practice, talks by a director, individual meetings with a meditation instructor, and group discussion. 

We welcome people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path. It is designed for new meditators or those looking to reconnect with meditation practice and introduces the basic foundations of the Shambhala teachings on universal human wisdom. 

Those who have already taken Shambhala Training Level 1 may repeat this program for half price.  (Make a notation in the Comment field when you register and pay at the door.)


Greg Lubkin

Greg Lubkin is a Westside resident who has over 30 years experience meditating and teaching in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. He is an attorney and a former professor of medieval history and has previously served as Co-Director for the Los Angeles Shambhala Center and the Berkeley Shambhala Center. He is currently co-chair of the Shambhala Trust.Sis a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She has served as the Shambhala Center Director and as Head of Practice. She currently co-directs Shambhala in Orange County.

Shastri Marilyn Moore

Shastri Marilyn Moore is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She has served as the Shambhala Center Director and as Head of Practice. She currently co-directs Shambhala in Orange County.

The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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