Level III Weekend Retreat: Warrior in the World

with Muriel Chaput

February 23rd—February 25th (2018)

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    Price:
  • $150 Program Price
  • $175 Patron Price
  • $30 Deposit

In Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World we work in a deliberate way. We make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. When we become awake to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence and vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive.

The Warrior in the World leaves the stuffiness of the cocoon to explore the world with direct perception. This can be the beginning of a life-long love affair with the phenomenal world, one not based on the reference points of hope and fear or gain and loss. Along this journey we develop genuine confidence, humor, and personal dignity.

Every Shambhala Training level includes thorough meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, one-on-one conversations to clarify questions, talks by senior teachers, group discussions and a concluding reception.

Prerequisites: Shambhala Training Level I and I
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We look forward to having you joining us for this program. These teachings are profound and precious. Please register only when you’ve made a firm intentIon to participate. Much planning goes into these programs and by registering, you are making a commitment to attend. You can signal your intention by making a non-refundable $30 deposit online at time of registration or by paying the full amount,  which is refundable minus the $30 deposit. Please pick a payment option at time of registration. Full payment is not required until the first day of the program.

 

Shambhala has a generosity policy to help those with financial obstacles. Please email before registering if you would like to discuss a discount.

About the Teacher:

Muriel Chaput is a longtime practictioner and meditation instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. She is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She is the Director of Culture & Community at the Fredericton Shambhala Centre.A native of France, she is the former Shambhala Centre Director in Paris and was a staff member at Dechen Choling, Shambhala's retreat centre in southern France. She is a mother of two wonderful teenagers. She is also an instructor in the French language at the University of New Brunswick.

 

Shambhala weekends are structured to offer participants teachings and an in-depth meditation retreat.  Attendance is required for the Friday night talk and for each session of the program.
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The Way of Shambhala is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, each followed by an optional accompanying five-week course that expands upon what was offered in the weekend and brings the practice of meditation into everyday life.

Over the course of approximately a year, the Way of Shambhala introduces the entire Shambhala path. This series offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there, how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our community and our whole society.

The course Joy in Everyday Life is recommended after Level III. The prerequisite for Joy in Everyday Life is Contentment in Everyday Life.