Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Dr. Esther Seibold

October 13th—October 14th (2018)

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  • $150 Full Price
  • $175 Patron Price
  • $75 Repeater Price

"The way of the Great Eastern Sun is based on seeing that there is a natural source of radiance and brilliance in the world, which is the innate wakefulness of human beings." Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

The Way of Shambhala begins with Shambhala Training Level I - The Art of Being Human. Level I introduces the rich Shambhala tradition, which inspires and encourages us to explore and celebrate what it is to be human. During the weekend we begin to work with the practice of meditation which allows this gentle exploration to take place.

Level I 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.

The entire Way of Shambhala curriculm consists of six Shambhala Training weekends or "Levels" and eight evening courses (five in the Everyday Life series and three in the Basic Goodness series.) Each class offers meditation instruction and practice, talks on the Shambhala teachings, group discussions and dialogue.

Completing the Way of Shambhala provides the tools you need to establish a personal meditation discipline and take the basic principles of warriorship forward into your daily life. The series of classes are taken sequentially, and can be done at your own pace.

About the Teacher

Esther Seibold is a long time student and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist community.  She says "teaching Shambhala Training is one of my favorite things to do, it is such a privilege to touch people's hearts!"  She currently lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and works as a maternal child health home visiting nurse. 


Full Program Fee: $150
This price covers Burlington Shambhala Center’s actual operating cost for the program (including ongoing costs of running the Center).

Sponsor Program Fee: $175
This price, in addition to covering BSC’s cost for the program, extends generosity to other participants. Thanks to you, we will be able to make more scholarships available to support people on the Shambhala path.

Repeater price: $75

Generosity Policy: No one will be turned away for financial reasons. Our generosity policy supports individuals who are undergoing financial hardship. Please contemplate how much you can truly offer at this time (more, less, or the suggested full program fee) based on your circumstances. The full program fee reflects the minimum cost of offering this program. To take advantage of our generosity policy, please contact Gary Vu at least one week in advance of the program at [email protected]