Level 1: The Art of Being Human Weekend Meditation Retreat

with Shastri Jackie Muse

May 19th—May 20th (2018)

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  • $130 Suggested Amount
  • $155 Sponsor Amount
  • Pay what you can afford
Room: Integrative Life Center 1104 16th Ave South Nashville, TN 37212

The Shambhala Level retreats are a series of contemplative workshops, suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness is the basis of a secular path of meditation, which can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and way of life.

Together we study and practice Shambhala warriorship—the tradition of human bravery and leadership. This path shows how to take the challenges of daily life in our modern society as opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.

The Shambhala path is inspired by the ancient legend of the Kingdom of Shambhala, said to be a society which drew its gentle and fearless sense of social responsibility from the practice of meditation. The legend of the Kingdom of Shambhala has been a guiding vision for many centuries in Asian culture and has parallels in Western traditions. All aspects of our daily life and society—family, commerce, education, the arts—can be permeated with a sense of sacredness.

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
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.

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”.

Level 1 graduates are also welcome to join us for 1/2 price.  Please use the "Pay what you can afford option".

About our teacher: 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.