Shambhala Training October 10-13

Posted by Nichole Johnson |

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Capital University will serve as a host site for Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human Friday, October 11, through Sunday, October 13, in Weiler Conference Suites, located in Harry C. Moores Campus Center. Learn to see through fear and egotism and awaken natural intelligence.

Jim Drescher, of Windhorse Farm, Nova Scotia, will return to Columbus to lead the training, which is a secular meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness toward oneself and the world.

These qualities arise out of meditation practice and study of Shambhala warriorship. Shambhala vision is rooted in contemplative methods of Buddhism, but offers a modernized spiritual journey through which one learns to see through fear, doubt and egotism and awaken natural intelligence.

Training welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path.

In Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human, students will learn to experience the world as sacred and see basic goodness as their birthright. Through the practice of meditation, one can glimpse unconditional basic goodness as the ground of human existence and begin to see one's potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.

This first weekend retreat of the Way of Shambhala series introduces participants to the practice of sitting meditation and to the basic principles of the Shambhala path of warriorship. According to the Way of Shambhala, there is a fundamental, good energy present in all of our experience, and this basic goodness, innate to the way things are, is our own inborn, unconditional nature as well. The program includes meditation instruction, talks by the director, group discussions, guided contemplative practice, and individualized instruction.

Cost of attendance is $175. Scholarships are available on request. Register online here or by contacting For more information, please contact Dr. Monica Mueller, assistant professor of philosophy, at

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