Discovering Basic Goodness in The World and Ourselves
Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.
Friday 7:00pm | Saturday 8:30am - 6:00pm
$80 ($68 Members) | Register at: http://www.portland.shambhala.org
This program is open to everyone. No previous meditation experience necessary.
Receive a 15% discount when prepaying for this level along with its companion course - Meditation in Everyday Life - which starts Sept.26, 2012.
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Shambhala Training is a sequence of contemplative weekend workshops suitable for people of any spiritual tradition or way of life, looking to explore the transformative benefits of meditation. These workshops show how to bring the tradition of human bravery that cultivates genuineness, openness, confidence, humor, and dignity into the complexities of daily life.
Suited for both beginning and experienced meditators, each workshop includes:
*Thorough meditation instruction
*The practice of sitting and walking meditation
*One-on-one interviews to clarify questions
Ethan Nichtern is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. At 33, he is currently the youngest empowered Senior Teacher, or Shastri, in the global Shambhala community. He is the founder of the Interdependence Project a nonprofit organization dedicated to Buddhist-inspired meditation and psychology, integral activism, mindful arts, and meaningful media. Ethan teaches at Eugene Lang College at New School University and has lectured at Brown, Wesleyan, Yale and New York Universities. He has been featured on CNN and NPR to discuss Buddhism and meditation in the 21st Century. His writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Beliefnet, Tricycle Magazine, BuddhaDharma Magazine, Reality Sandwich, as well as other online publications. Ethan is the author of the acclaimed book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence (Wisdom Pubs) and Your Emoticons Won't Save You. He is also an avid yoga practitioner.
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