Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Adam Lobel

October 21st (2017)

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  • $135.00 Patron Price
  • $110.00 Program Price
  • $50.00 Repeat Price
  • Or, pay what you can afford (enter amount when registering online, or pay on site)
Room: WPFC Carriage House


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.  This workshop is recommended for new and experienced meditators.  Level I lays the foundation and is a pre-requisite for the four trainings that will follow throughout the coming year.

Shambhala Training

Shambhala Training is 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. Shambhala Training is the study and practice of 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 Training 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.

Price: Please note that we have added a discounted repeat fee of $50 for those who are retaking Level I.

Questions?  Please contact Sara.

About the Teacher

This training will be given by Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel.   Acharya Lobel emphasizes the interconnection between spiritual experience, philosophical practice, and social and ecological transformation.  He holds a masters degree from Harvard Divinity School and is completing doctoral research on philosophy and religion at Harvard University.  He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and sons.


About our pricing

Patron Price—A bit higher than the program price
Help us expand our offerings to the world at large. Your generosity allows us to offer these teachings to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

Program Price—normal price that keeps us running

Generosity Policy—always available if the Program Price is too high
If you are unable to meet the program price, please pay what you feel you can afford. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.