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  • No Lodging - Commuter – $260.00
  • Shared Room – $344.00
  • Shrine room – $300.00
  • Single room- Based on availability. Please check before paying in full. – $480.00

Date & Time Details: Program includes dinner Friday evening at 6 pm, followed by 7:30 pm opening talk. Program concludes on Sunday at 5 pm.

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Awaken Your Inner Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

With Deputy Minister Cynthia MacKay

March 8 - 10, 2019

“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” – Pema Chödron

This is the second retreat weekend in the renowned Way of Shambhala series. The program provides instruction for sitting and walking meditation as a means to explore how we can free ourselves from the patterns that repress the brilliant, compassionate, mindful warrior within.

This second Shambhala Training Weekend presents the view that when we open up to our own genuineness, we can begin to work directly with our fears. Through tenderness, we can meet life’s challenging moments, not with distractions and self-aggression, but with courage and confidence.

By relating to fear through meditation practice, we begin to appreciate that there isn’t actually anything fundamentally wrong with us. We are good, just as we are, in the here and now. We simply have to discover the bravery necessary to embrace our true nature.


Deputy Minister Cynthia MacKay
Cynthia MacKay has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for over 25 years. She is the Deputy Minister of the Pillar of Government of Shambhala, guiding and supporting Shambhala Leaders in the Americas. Cynthia has traveled extensively around our globe with a backpack and her running shoes, gathering teachings and running marathons. She is a teacher in Shambhala as well as a Motorcycle Safety Instructor for the California Motorcycle Safety Program.
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