Shambhala Training Level I - The Art of Being Human

with James Drescher

November 10th—November 12th (2017)

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  • $200 Program Price
  • $250 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can
Room: 636 Chase Road
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 weekend 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.
In Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human, through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. As we open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine, dignified and compassionate human beings.
Every weekend level includes meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, one-on-one meetings to clarify questions, talks by senior teachers, group discussions and a concluding reception.
This program is open to everyone. There are no prerequisites required. The Friday night talk is free and open to the public.

Jim Drescher is a naturalist with a Master's Degree in Ecology to support his seven decades of nature observation. As a forester, farmer, construction worker and business person, he has considerable experience in how things are built — and how they grow naturally. As a student, practitioner and teacher of mindfulness-awareness in the Shambhala tradition, he knows inner leadership work. For the past 25 years, Windhorse Farm has been his practice ground: in business, in community and in the rocks and flowing water of a pristine forested landscape. As a teacher, mentor, coach and organizational change artist, Jim's work now focusses on leadership and culture change with individuals, and with a variety of enterprises. The particular flavour of his work arises out of his experience in forming — and being formed by — ?Windhorse Farm (

Generosity Policy
We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate.  If the program price is an obstacle for you, consider what works for your current situation and offer what you can.

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a "Patron Price."  Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.  Thank you!