The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level One

with Mary Sehlinger

November 23rd—November 24th

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  • $90.00 Program Price
  • $110.00 Patron Price
  • $40.00 Generosity Price
Room: Main Meditation Hall

Shambhala Training Level One:

The Art of Being Human

In this retreat, the ancient wisdom of meditation and contemplation comes alive in our daily existence. This is basic human wisdom that doesn't belong to any one culture or religious tradition - though it can be found in many of them throughout history. All humans can discover this goodness of human life and radiate that goodness into the world for the peace and sanity of others. Living as if each moment were fresh and new, renouncing aggression towards oneself and others, feeling the strength of one's being, the tenderness of one's heart - these are some of the hallmarks of  embracing our deepest potential as humans.

Shambhala Training is a series of contemplative workshops, suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. This path shows how to take the challenges of daily life into our modern society as opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.

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

Saturday Nov 22: all day from 8:30am to 5:30pm

Sunday Nov 23: half day from 8:30am to noon

Mary Sehlinger is a teacher in the Shambhala and Buddhist traditions who has over twenty years of teaching experience. She lives with her dog and her bonsai trees in Lexington where she works as a counselor and a life coach.