Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training, Level III - Weekend Retreat

with Victoria Hagens

February 9th—February 10th

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  • $190 Program Price
  • $220 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford

Now that we have seen how we retreat into a cocoon of habit and fear, how do we step out in the world? In this program, we begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our day to day activities.

In this weekend workshop, 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 a vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive.

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

The weekend includes meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal meetings with teachers, and group discussions.

Prerequisite: Level II

About Victoria Hagens

Victoria Hagens is a teacher and meditation instructor in the Shambhala tradition. Having been born to students of Chogyam Trungpa and raised in the Shambhala communities in Colorado and Nova Scotia, Victoria now resides in Toronto with her husband and three children. A devoted student of Shambhala Buddhism, Victoria delights in sharing the teachings with new students and helping to foster openness and gentleness through meditation practice. Victoria has held various volunteer positions with Shambhala International and the Toronto Shambhala Meditation Centre, and also enjoys her “day job” at Cancer Care Ontario, where she works to monitor and improve the quality of cancer services across the province.

About the Way of Shambhala

This course is the third course in the Way of Shambhala series, which offers a structured path of meditation and a complete introduction to the foundations of Shambhala Buddhism. Open to people of any spiritual tradition, this series provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, wisdom teachings, and physical practices rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhism.


Please register for this program in advance by clicking on the "Click here to register" link below. After filling out the online registration form, you will have the option of paying online through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account. If you prefer not to pay online, you can pay by cash or cheque at the beginning of the program.

Note: If you cannot afford to pay the full program fee, see our generosity policy.