Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior with Jim Tolstrup
March 3–5, 2006
Shambhala Training is a secular meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. These qualities arise out of meditation practice and study of Shambhala warriorship. Shambhala Training welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path.
Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior is about recognizing your habitual patterns and discovering fearlessness.
A resident of Shambhala Mountain Center for four years, Jim Tolstrup is the Center’s first full-time land steward. He is currently director of the Shambhala Botanic Garden and Preserve, which he initiated in 2002 in order to promote a sustainable, regionally appropriate style of horticulture for Colorado and the West and to help visitors reestablish a connection with the sanity and magic of the natural world. Jim has been has been involved in horticulture for more than 25 years and has won numerous landscape design awards. He is also a director of Shambhala Training and has studied indigenous wisdom traditions for 28 years.
Jim Tolstrup, a director of Shambhala Training, has been a practitioner of indigenous wisdom traditions since 1977. He is president of Cankatola Ti Ospaye, a non-profit that supports Native American elders. As the Executive Director of the High Plains Environmental Center in Loveland, Colorado, he works with land developers to “restore nature where we live, work and play.”’
Financial aid is available for this program.