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The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

Jon Barbieri

June 19–21, 2020

Tuition $150 + 2 nights

Note: This program has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC’s response to the pandemic here.


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.

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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

Jon Barbieri

Jonathan Barbieri is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Lineage who has taught Buddhist and Shambhala trainings extensively throughout North America for over 30 years. Jon has been engaged in several livelihood pursuits including consulting with cities and counties on workforce development, creating contemplative co-housing communities, and, most recently, teaching Mindfulness programs to public agencies and businesses. He was formerly the Executive Director of Shambhala Mountain Center.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2 - 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.