Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human with Susan Aposhyan
July 29–31, 2011
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 the study of Shambhala warriorship. Shambhala Training welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path.
In Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human we will learn the simple yet challenging practice of meditation. By relaxing our body and mind in this way we begin to discover something profound within our ordinary experience of ourselves and the world. We get a glimpse that the ground of our existence is unconditional goodness. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.
Susan Aposhyan has been practicing meditation for 35 years. She met Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, the founder of the Shambhala teachings in 1979, and has been practicing and studying his teachings since then. She lives in Boulder, Colorado where she raised two children and taught at Naropa University for twenty years, including developing and directing the Somatic Psychology program. Now she maintains a private practice and trains helping professionals in her work, Body-Mind Psychotherapy. She is the author of Body-Mind Psychotherapy (Norton, 2004) and Natural Intelligence: Body-Mind Integration and Human Development.
Susan Aposhyan, MA, LPC, maintains a private practice and trains professionals internationally in her work, Body-Mind Psychotherapy. She developed and directed one of the first graduate degree programs in Somatic Psychology at Naropa University and was instrumental in the formation of the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy. Susan is the author of Body-Mind Psychotherapy and Natural Intelligence: Body-Mind Integration and Human Development, available through her website.
Financial aid is available for this program.