Shambhala Training HEART OF WARRIORSHIP Level II - Birth of the Warrior (Eagle Rock)

with Acharya Emily Bower

January 27th—January 28th

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    Price:
  • $225 Program Price
  • $280 Patron Price
Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room- 963 Colorado Blvd, 90041

ABOUT THE MEDITATION RETREAT

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of 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.

Every Shambhala Training level includes thorough meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, one-on-one meetings with a meditation instructor, talks by a senior teacher, group discussions, and a concluding reception.

 



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, founder of Shambhala

 


 

SPECIAL JANUARY DISCOUNT!

50% off the program price for those who have previously taken Level II and wish to repeat the program.  Please include a note in the Comment field when you register and pay at the door.  Email Alice at [email protected] with any questions.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

 

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Acharya Emily Bower

Acharya Emily Bower started practicing in the Shambhala community in 1987, in Berkeley, CA. She began studying with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche when he came to teach in Berkeley in 1991. She served as his editor for various projects, including his first book, Turning the Mind into an Ally. Acharya Bower studied the Level II meditation instruction in retreat with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche while assisting him with this book. 

She has studied kyudo with Kanjuro Shibata Sensei and is a lifelong member of the Dorje Kasung. In 1991, she joined the staff of Karme Chöling, where she lived for three years, working on publicity and marketing. She has been a professional editor since 1987 and has most recently worked full-time as an acquiring editor for Shambhala Publications in Boston. Now, in addition to traveling and teaching in the Shambhala mandala, she continues to work as a book editor and publishing consultant. She has recently moved to Los Angeles, and she is the West Coast regional resource Acharya in the area of Practice Forms.

Find out more about Emily Bower on the Shambhala International website.

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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