Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in.
By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we learn how to work with fear to cultivate the willingness to see our deep-seated habits and defenses. This weekend program intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, which enables us to begin seeing through obscurations of habitual patterns that we have created over time.
Every Shambhala Training level includes thorough meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, one-on-one meetings to clarify questions, talks by senior teachers, group discussions and a concluding reception.
The teacher for this level is Shastri Brian Hilliard. He studied with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, did the 3 year retreat in Gampo Abby and has been a Shambhala teacher for over 30 years. He currently lives in Brussels and is teacher and co-owner at Mindfulnessjourneys.com.
Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human