Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Dr. Shante Smalls

January 18th—January 20th (2019)

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    Price:
  • $175 Contributor Price
  • $150 Program Price
  • $35 Deposit
Room: Main Shrine Room

Scholarships available -- see below

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again 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 the Teacher

Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls is a Teacher, Mentor, and Meditation Instructor in the Shambhala Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. They are a student of the Head of Shambhala, the Kongma Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche. Shanté has been a meditation practitioner since age 16 and a Shambhalian since 2006.

In their working life, Dr. Smalls is an assistant professor of Black Literature & Culture at St. John’s University, a dog enthusiast, sci fi nerd, and yoga practitioner.


Program Fee
The Baltimore Shambhala Center relies on program registration fees, as well as on donations, to be able to cover our operating expenses, including the monthly rent. We very much value your paying the registration fee for this program, if you are able to afford this amount.

Scholarships
We want anyone who wishes to study meditation and to experience the Shambhala view of basic goodness to be able to do so. Scholarships are available so that our programs are open to anyone, regardless of what tuition amount they are able to afford. (See link below if you are in need of a scholarship for this program. Scholarship requests are processed online, so that there is no delay in registration.)

A $35 deposit is requested if you cannot pay the full program fee now (unless you are requesting a scholarship). If requesting a scholarship, please go to scholarship page before registering.

Diversity
It is our objective to increase diversity at the Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center to better reflect our diverse community. To monitor our progress over time, we would like to collect information on the racial identity of participants. Providing this information, which will be tallied anonymously, is optional.

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