The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

Acharya Arawana Hayashi

April 19–21, 2019

Tuition $150 + 2 nights

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. This immersive weekend workshop helps us open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation and begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. This program is recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as those looking to enrich their existing spiritual path.


You will receive a copy of Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.


Tentative Program Schedule
(Schedule is subject to change.)

FRIDAY
4:00pm – 6:00pm Registration and settling in
6:30pm – 7:30pm Dinner
7:45pm – 9:15pm Orientation, Welcome Talk
10:30pm Sleep well…

SATURDAY
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
9:00am – 12:30pm Teachings, Meditation Instruction and meditation
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:30pm – 4:30pm Meditation and short one-on-one meditation meetings
4:30pm – 5:00pm Tea snack
5:00pm – 6:30pm Meditation and Teachings
6:30pm – 7:30pm Dinner
7:45pm – 9:30pm Q&A and discussion groups
10:30pm Sleep well…

SUNDAY
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:15am Meditation
10:15am – 11:00am Discussion Groups
11:00am – 11:15am Meditation
11:15am – 12:15pm Teachings and Q&A
12:45pm – 1:45pm Celebratory lunch

Acharya Arawana Hayashi

Acharya Arawana Hayashi is a dancer, choreographer and senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Chair of the Shambhala Arts Council and faculty member of the Shambhala Institute for Authentic Leadership, she also offers Presence workshops nationwide with Otto Scharmer, who is the coauthor with Peter Senge of Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations and Society.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.