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Shambhala Training Level 3 - Warrior in the World

        2/3 May 2015  |  9.30 am for 10.00 am start

                               Director:  Jane Hope                                       

**Please note - this level is by invitation only - pre-requisites for attending are completion of Level 1 and Level 2**

Level Three is about developing courage, the ability to step out and develop confidence in all aspects of your life.  When we step out of the cocoon we begin to discover a larger vision, we are taking the first step beyond mindfulness towards awareness. We discover we can enter this world in a sane and gentle way rather than from the aggression and separateness of “me”.

By having the daring to be true and genuine we can begin to be more able to experience the sharp edges of life.

The weekend will be taught by Shastri Christina Block.  Christina de Block has been meditating for 30 years, as a student of both Chogyam Trungpa and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She has taught widely in Europe and also in the Southern hemisphere, including in South Africa where she was born and brought up. She recently moved back to England from France where she spent 8 years living near the Shambhala residential centre, Dechen Choling. She now lives in Hampshire with her husband and her cat, and spends much of her time enjoying her garden and village life.

As per the other weekends, the programme will include meditation practice, talks and discussion groups. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided.  An optional lunch comprising soup and bread, ham, cheese etc. will also be available for an extra £5 payable on the Saturday should you require it.

Our early bird deadline is Friday 24 April (price £95 - standard fee £110).  To make the most of this discount, you will need toregister and pay in full by that date. Instructions on payment will be provided upon registration.

Registration is via the Bristol Shambhala Meditation Group website



  Dorchester Shambhala Meditation Group 

Welcome to the web page for the Dorchester Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Group. 

If you are interested in learning about meditation and live near  Dorchester, Weymouth or Yeovil then why not consider popping along and joining us for a session.

Shambhala Buddhism is an international community of practitioners of meditation founded by the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and now under the guidance of his son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

The Dorchester Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Group offers weekly instruction and on-going guidance in the practice of sitting meditation in a group format. We act as a link to other centres and retreat facilities offering further in-depth opportunities for practice and study allowing people to further explore the path of meditation and how it relates to their life. We also have a small library of books on the subjects of meditation, Buddhism and Shambhala that are loaned out to regular attenders free of charge.

Weekly Meditation Evenings

The group meets weekly on Tuesday's between 7:30pm and 9:00pm at the The Friend's Meeting House, 8 Holloway Road, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LF.  For full contact details and a map see the links at the bottom of the page. We are about 6 miles from Weymouth and about 18 miles from Yeovil which down the A37 is only about a 20-25 minute drive. For further information please contact Colin Tracy on 01305 889476

Please note there is a suggested donation of £6 to help cover rent and costs.

Also if your have your own meditation cushion, stool or base mat please feel free to bring it as we have a limited number of cushions at this time.

Forthcoming Schedule

First Tuesday of the Month.... is for those new to meditation. Detailed instruction and guidance will be given with time for questions and discussion. Experienced meditators welcome too!

Third Tuesday of the month... will be a practice based session to further deepen our meditation and look at the obstacles that come up and their antidotes.

Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the month.... more formal teachings on the Shambhala Buddhist path will be given. Each weekly session, though, will have meditation as the basis.


Shambhala Worldwide 

We are now a member group of the Bristol and South West UK Shambhala Group.

For indepth information on Shambhala Buddhism please click on Shambhala International on the left hand side of the page which contains a treasure of information on Shambhala and has a series of teachings on line in video or text format.

You will also find links on the left hand side to Dechen Choling, our beautiful retreat facility in Limogues, France which is available to practitioners of all levels, please check out their website and programs offered. Of interest they also have a video on their site of the land and an interview with Sakyong Mipham about Shambhala.

If you live in different areas of the UK we also have centres in other locations, for details please click on the link at the top of the page to Other Centres

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