The Art of Being Human: Weekend Meditation Retreat

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Name: The Art of Being Human: Weekend Meditation Retreat
Date: March 31, 2023 - April 2, 2023
Event Description:

Shambhala Training I: Art of Being Human

Friday Evening Talk: March 31st, 7-9PM MT                                                      
Saturday, April 1st, 9AM-5PM MT
Sunday, April 2nd, 9AM-Noon MT

HYBRID: in-person & online attendance available

Open to all!


Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to this original nature with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine, dignified, caring human beings.

Shambhala Training programs include meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, one-on-one meetings to clarify questions, talks by senior teachers, group discussions, and a concluding reception.

Open to all!
The Friday night talk is free & open to the public. 

About the Way of Shambhala

Shambhala Training is a sequence of programs for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a way to develop openness gentleness, fearlessness, and confidence toward ourselves and our world. Each training presents a progression of Shambhala warriorship—a path of nonaggression born from the willingness to meet our world without bias or judgment. This path shows how to take the challenges of everyday life as opportunities to increase our capacity for kindness and compassion.

The Way of Shambhala includes Shambhala Training programs I–V, with each training followed by a five-week "In Everyday Life" course that expands upon what was offered in the training. Over the course of a year, these programs introduce the entire Shambhala path. This series offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing how meditation can impact our daily lives—and from there, how the sanity of meditation can impact our community and our whole society. Please click here for a full description and chart of the Way of Shambhala.

We are delighted that through sponsor support, we can offer pricing options. Registering as a sponsor generously supports those who cannot afford the full price. Thank you!

Generosity Policy: Please contact Ed Smutney at ed.smutney@boulder.shambhala.org if you need financial assistance to attend this program.

About Jon Barbieri

Jon Barbieri is a dharma practitioner and teacher who studied under Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. He has been teaching the Buddha dharma and Shambhala teachings throughout North America for over 35 years. He has served as Director of Shambhala Mountain Center and as senior teacher to the Fort Collins Shambhala Center. His livelihood has included being a consultant to Cities and Counties on the West Coast, offering management services to small businesses and non-profits, and presenting Mindfulness Training Programs to the private and public sector. His current aspiration is to explore the juncture of the Buddhist/Shambhala teachings and social justice.


1345 Spruce St.
Boulder, CO 80302

Date/Time Information:
Friday Evening Talk: March 31st, 7-9PM MT                                                      
Saturday, April 1st, 9AM-5PM MT
Sunday, April 2nd, 9AM-Noon MT
Contact Information:
Ed Smutney
  • $165 Full Price
  • $200 Sponsor
  • $130 BSC Member
  • $85 Subsidized
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