The Art of Being Human; Shambhala Training Level 1
with Shastri Jackie Muse
"By simply being on the spot, your life can become workable and even wonderful."- Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Shambhala Training is a secular path of spiritual training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentle action in the world. This action arises out of meditation practice and the study of Shambhala Warriorship.
Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.
Level I: The Art of Being Human, is suitable for those with little or no meditation practice, as well as practitioners who wish to integrate mindfulness practice with their daily lives. Engaging the mind, we glimpse the world's magic without conceptual filters, and begin to discover a basic goodness, which is always present.
The program will include: meditation instruction, teaching talks, private interviews with meditation instructors, group discussion, meals, and lots of meditation practice.
Please pre-register online so that we can properly prepare for amounts of food, staff, materials, etc. Payment is not required at the time of pre-registration. If price is an obstacle for you, please make use of our Generosity Policy.
Our 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, please consider what works for you in your current situation and offer as much of the program price as you can.
To receive the benefit of our generosity policy you must register in advance for your program. On your program page, click “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER” at the bottom of the page. Then on the Registration page, under “Pay what you can afford”, enter the amount you can afford. Fill in the personal information and click “SUBMIT”.
You are welcome to make several payments before your program. We suggest an initial payment when you register and a final payment a few days before the program begins.
Nashville Shambhala is a non-profit run totally by volunteers. We depend on the participation and support of the community to offer our programs and events.
For those who can offer more than the program price, there is a patron price. Your generosity helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.
Level 1 graduates are also welcome to join us for 1/2 price. Please use the "Pay what you can afford option".
About Shastri Jackie Muse
Shastri Jackie Muse has been a student in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition since 1974. She co-founded the Atlanta Shambhala Center in 1976 and has worn many hats since then. She has been a Shambhala Training Director since the early 80’s. She is a Montessori teacher and has two grown daughters who, much to her delight, have both found Shambhala. She has been married to Keith Muse for 35 years who is also a Shambhala senior teacher.