Encountering Basic Goodness: Shambhala Training Level 1

with Dr. Shanté Smalls

June 22nd—June 23rd

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Room: Main Meditation Hall

"By simply being on the spot, your life can become workable and even wonderful."- Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Shambhala Training is a secular path of spiritual training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentle action in the world. This action arises out of meditation practice and the study of Shambhala Warriorship.

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.

Encountering Basic Goodness: Shambhala Training Level 1 is suitable for those with little or no meditation practice, as well as practitioners who wish to integrate mindfulness practice with their daily lives. Engaging the mind, we glimpse the world's magic without conceptual filters, and begin to discover a basic goodness, which is always present.

The program will include: meditation instruction, teaching talks, private interviews with meditation instructors, group discussion, meals, and lots of meditation practice.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Katie at [email protected]

Pricing & Generosity Policy

Standard Price: $150

Repeat Price:  $60

Please pre-register online so that we can properly prepare for amounts of food, staff, materials, etc.
Payment is not required at the time of pre-registration. If price is an obstacle for you, please inquire about our Generosity Policy.

Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls is a Vajrayana Buddhist teacher and student in the Shambhala school of Tibetan Buddhism. Dr. Smalls teaches dharma in a variety of locations including dharma centers, conferences, corporations, and colleges and universities. Shante is focused on the healing impact of contemplation and meditation in Black communities, People of Color communities, LGBTQ+ communities, and prison and recovery communities. Shanté is an Assistant Professor of Black Literature & Culture at St. John’s University in Queens, NY, and resides in Brooklyn, NY with their dog, Drala.