Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training, Level II - Weekend Retreat

with Heather Alinsangan

November 23rd—November 24th

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

In Birth of the Warrior we look at how we can open up to our own genuineness, and thereby begin to work directly with our fears. Through tenderness, we can meet life's challenging moments, not with distractions and self-aggression, but with courage and confidence.

This Shambhala Training weekend retreat provides instruction for sitting and walking meditation, and helps us connect with our inner strength and bravery. We will explore how we can free ourselves from the patterns that repress the brilliant, compassionate, mindful warrior within.

Prerequisite: The Art of Being Human - Shambhala Training, Level I. (Also known as Feeling Human Again)

About the Way of Shambhala

This course is the second 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.

About Heather Alinsangan

Heather Alinsangan began practicing meditation and studying the Shambhala teachings after discovering the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto in 1999. She has taken many courses in meditation instruction, began teaching in 2008, and continues to be inspired by teaching as a path of continuous learning and deepening. Heather has held leadership positions within the Shambhala community at the local level including Centre Director, Acting Finance Manager, Resident Director of Shambhala Training, and is a life-long member of the Dorje Kasung. She has been a student of the Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche since 2004. She works in the charitable sector doing research and evaluation to support social programs.


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