Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Susan Piver & Michael Carroll

September 14th—September 16th (2018)

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  • $135 Regular
  • $20 Friday only Program Price
  • $165 Patron price
Room: Whole Center

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human is the beginning of the Way of Shambhala path - a series of weekend retreats and companion classes that are an effective way for students of any tradition to learn to meditate. 

Shambhala Training Levels I through V provide secular meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. These qualities arise out of meditation practice and the study of Shambhala warriorship.

This first Level focuses on the basic technique of mindfulness-awareness meditation. By settling the mind, we begin to experience the brilliance of the world beyond our habitual patterns and conceptual filters, the quality of basic goodness we can neither create nor destroy.

Shambhala Training welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path.

Times listed are approximate and subject to change.  

We are committed to making our programs accessible to all. Our Generosity Policy applies to this program. 

For questions or more information, please contact Marc Scheiner at [email protected]

About the Teachers

Susan Piver is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life and The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. Her new book, The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships, is out now. Susan teaches workshops internationally and speaks on mindfulness, resilience, communication, relationships, and creativity. She has been a student of Buddhism since 1995, graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 2004 and was authorized to teach meditation in 2005.
Michael Carroll is the author of Awake at Work, The Mindful Leader, and Fearless at Work. Michael has been practicing meditation since 1976, graduated from Buddhist seminary in 1980, and is an authorized teacher in the Kagyu-Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He has taught mindfulness-awareness meditation at the Harvard Business School, Omega Institute, Zen Mountain Monastery, Kripalu, and the Cape Cod Institute. For more information, visit