Shambhala Training Level I - the Art of Being Human

with Geoff Crinean

March 16th—March 17th

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  • $80 Full Price
  • $70 Concession Rate
Room: Saxon Street

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Weekend I, is the first program in the renowned Way of Shambhala series. This intimate urban retreat provides instruction for sitting and walking meditation as a means to develop mindfulness in daily life.

This first Shambhala Training Weekend presents the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally awake. By training in meditation, we learn to remember our natural confidence and relax to the freshness of the present moment, no matter what that moment may bring.

We'll discover that awakening is not about escaping from the world we live in, but instead is about bringing our practice to every aspect of our lives: work, play, relationships, and more. It all begins with giving ourselves the opportunity to reconnect with our true human existence — the experience of our five senses, the feeling of emotions in our body, and yes, even the awareness of thoughts across our minds.

About Weekend I:

The Art of Being Human, Shambhala Training Weekend I is designed for new meditators or those looking to reconnect with meditation practice, and introduces the basic foundations of the Shambhala teachings on universal human wisdom. 

Senior Shambhala teacher Geoff Crinean will incorporate these teachings into the weekend’s talks and provide instructions for basic mindfulness-awareness meditation practice including posture, relating to thoughts, and breathing.

Geoff will be on hand to personally assist participants with one-on-one interviews and guided group meditation.

Weekend includes:

  • Guided meditation practice
  • Mindfulness meditation talks
  • One-on-one meditation instruction

This program is open to everyone. There are no prerequisites required.

About the Way of Shambhala:

Shambhala Training is a sequence of programs suitable for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world.

Each program involves the study and practice 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 for contemplative practice and learning.


The course operates from Friday night to Saturday late afternoon.

Friday night, March 16, is the opening talk, from 7-9pm. This is free and open to the public. Saturday, March 17, is a full day, from 9am to 6pm, for which fees apply.


The Friday night talk is free and open to the public.

The cost of the weekend Level 1 is $80 full price, and $70 concession.

Tea, coffee and snacks are provided. Participants are requested to bring their own lunch for Saturday, or shop nearby the venue.


Saxon Street is a new community hub in Brunswick, located at 33 Saxon Street. Public transport and parking details will be added to the website and provided to registrants closer to the weekend.

Further Information: 

If you have any further questions please contact Jeff on 0457056601 or [email protected] from early February.