Shambhala Training Level 1 - The art of being human

13 January 2018 - 14 January 2018

Shambhala Training

Developed by Chogyam Trungpa in 1976, Shambhala Training offers teachings based the vision that every human being has a natural source of innate wakefulness that we can discover, cultivate and express in our life.

This path is open to anyone seeking to develop gentleness and strength through meditation. Shambhala Training is a series of contemplative workshops suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness that is used can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and way of life.

Meditation practice helps us to examine our states of mind without trying to change them. This practice encourages openness to oneself and what’s around us. It transforms the way we habitually see our life and our world. Our old habits and patterns become more transparent, leaving room for a more direct appreciation of situations.

The “Heart of Warriorship" curriculum consists of five weekend programs that include meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews and group discussions.

Levels I-V provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humour, and dignity within the complexity of daily life.

Level 1: The art of being human

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.

In the program: walking and sitting meditation, talks, silent periods, group discussions. The program is taught in French, translation to English is available upon request 2 months in advance.

Program open to all. No prerequistes apply.

Practical information

This program starts on Saturday 13th January 2018 at 9:00 and ends Sunday 14th January at 17:00 after the festive tea break.

• The standard price of €155 is all-inclusive: program + accommodation Saturday evening + meals.
• If you have a long trip, it is possible to arrive Friday evening. We propose the price of €25,50 for the extra night (standard accomodation) and dinner.
• If you choose not to sleep and dine here the Saturday evening, the price of the program is €124 (program+ meals Saturday and Sunday noon).


For students and unemployed

Shambhala Training offers a solid foundation to make meditation a part of everyday  life and we’d like to make it accessible to all.
We propose the reduced all-inclusive price of €50 for students and the unemployed (program + accommodation Saturday evening + meals).
Without accommodation, we propose the price of €26,50 (program + meals).