Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:00p – 8:30p, Free Public Talk

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:00a – 5:00p

Shastri Bill BrauerShastri Bill Brauer, a senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition, will be in Hawai‘i from Vermont at the beginning of November to offer Level I of the Shambhala Training, here at the Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center. This is a unique and rare opportunity to have such an accomplished teacher here in Hawai‘i. Please join us in welcoming him and experiencing The Art of Being Human.

Level One offers both a good introduction for complete beginners and a fresh inspiration for those who may already have some experience of meditation within their own spiritual traditions.

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. In this workshop, we receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions 
and situations into effective actions as they arise.

Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that goodness, rather than confusion, is the unconditional ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.

This first level of the Way of Shambhala path of training introduces the practice of meditation and the basic principles of the Shambhala teachings. The retreat includes meditation instruction and practice, talks, group discussion, and individual interviews.

These teachings, available to anyone of any background, can help us work with fear, build confidence, and be more present in relationships, at work, at home, and everywhere else.

Click here for detailed information and to register.


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Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

The Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center is located on the Windward side of Oahu, Hawaii.  As part of the international Shambhala community of meditation and retreat centers, we are dedicated to the teaching of meditation, Tibetan Buddhism and other traditions grounded in mindful living.

We offer basic meditation classes, Buddhist instruction, and Shambhala Training – a progressive series of weekend workshops that helps students establish a personal meditation practice in order to engage more fully and compassionately in the world.

Our center warmly welcomes people from any spiritual tradition who would like to learn about the everyday benefits of meditation.  Chairs and cushions are provided for your comfort.

CLICK HERE for map to the Center.

CLICK HERE for ways you can help, including information on becoming a member!


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