Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training, Level I

with Shastri Jil Amadio

January 26th

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  • $150 Program Price
  • $175 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford

A New Year - A New Perspective, Feel Human Again! 

This is where it all starts: the first level of the highly acclaimed Heart of Warriorship training curriculum - a seminal path of ancient meditation practices and wisdom teachings rooted in the Shambhala tradition and created for the challenges of our modern, everyday existence. A perfect way to start the new year! Join us for Feel Human Again (The Art of Being Human), Shambhala Training 1.

Runs all day Sunday, January 26, from 10am to 6pm.

Feel Human Again explores the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally awake. Through training in meditation we learn to let go of habitual patterns, drop our attachment to how things “should” be, and begin to truly appreciate things as they are. Wakefulness is not about escaping the world we live in but rather it is about entering our lives more fully. 

This retreat is recommended for both new and experienced meditators. It provides students with basic instruction for sitting and walking meditation as a means to develop mindfulness in daily life.

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 movement exercises.

About Shastri Amadio

Jil Amadio has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1989 and is a much-loved senior Shambhala teacher based at the Toronto Shambhala Meditation Centre. Known for her warm heart and keen insight, she provides support for teachers and meditation students. Jil served previously as Practice and Education Director in Toronto before being appointed Shastri, and is inspired to work towards creating regional unity while supporting the development of local leaders. Her career has been in communications, working in areas such as crisis and change management, corporate branding, and media skills training. She also sits on the board of an international NGO that works in child rights advocacy.


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.