• No Lodging - Commuter – $235.00
  • Shared Room – $319.00
  • Shrine room – $275.00

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 Shastri Andrea Darby

May 4 - 6, 2018

“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.


Shastri Andrea Darby
Andrea Darby is Shastri for the Shambhala center in Northampton, Massachusetts.  She is a learning disabilities specialist at a public school, with a professional interest in the theory and practice of Universal Design for Learning. She lives in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts with her husband, close to her three adult children and two new granddaughters. She enjoys hiking, dance, theater and writing.
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