Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training II

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

November 16–18, 2018

Tuition $150 + 2 nights

This weekend workshop builds on the meditation practice introduced in The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training I and explores how we create a cocoon of our habitual ways of thinking, often obscuring the brilliance of the world we live in. By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we learn how to work with fear and appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness.

Prerequisite: Completion of Shambhala Training I

 

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

*Please note that this differs from our usual arrival times.

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, PhD, is Core Faculty at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He received a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Stanford where he was a Fulbright Fellow to Nigeria. He is the author of two books: Natural Bravery: Fear and Fearlessness as a Direct Path of Awakening  (2016), Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With. He has led group retreats in mindfulness-awareness meditation for 40 years. He is an Acharya (senior teacher) in the Shambhala lineage of compassionate bravery as taught by Tibetan Buddhist social visionaries Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. His essay “Buddhism and The Politics of Race” appeared in the collection Mindful Politics. His article “Making Friends with Ourselves,” from Dharma, Color, and Culture was selected for inclusion in the series The Best Buddhist Writing.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.