Shambhala Training Level 1 – The Art of Being Human

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In Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence through the practice of meditation. As we open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.

Today’s world is characterized by a lot of speed, unrest, aggression and conflict. The root of these is a loss of connection with ones own basic worth and with ones own good human heart. Shambhala Training is a way to reconnect with the basic goodness of being human in a simple and deep way. It is also called : “the way of the warrior“ because one learns to develop fearlessness and gentleness towards oneself and others.

Through the practice of mindfulness and awareness you learn to open to the magic of ordinary everyday life and you learn to live in the challenge and approach your life in a wise and compassionate manner.


Shambhala is a path that links personal transformation to social transformation. How can our personal work on ourselves also influence our environment and the society we are living in? We will explore this during the weekend.

The weekend includes: Talks and discussions with an experienced teacher, individual and group instructions and guided meditations, group exchange and eating together.

No previous experience in meditation required. This program is OPEN TO ALL! Teaching will be in ENGLISH with bi-directional Hungarian translation.

Our teacher: Sarah Coleman, has been a student of the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, and his son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, since 1972. Serving as Trungpa Rinpoche’s editor for many years, she helped work on many of his dharma books, including the book “Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior”. Since 1996, Sarah has been both living in – and teaching extensively throughout – Europe.

Public Introductory Talk (free)
TIME: 13 October 2017. (Friday) 19:00 – 21:00

2 full days of practice and talks – participants only
TIME: 14 – 15 October 2017. (Saturday – Sunday) 09:00 – 18:30

LOCATION: 1056 Budapest, 40 Váci str. (“Ars et Vita Alapítvány”, door ringer code: 23)


  • Early bird price: 15000 HUF (cca EUR 50, to be paid latest by 15 September via bank transfer to the bank account of the Shambhala Magyarország Egyesület (Shambhala Hungary Association):
    our bank: Unicredit Bank ZRt.
    IBAN: HU18 1091 8001 0000 0084 6375 0001
  • Full price: 18000 HUF (cca EUR 60)
  • Patron price: 22000 HUF (cca EUR 75, or any amount offered over the full price)
  • Supported price: your financial situation should not restrict your participation, see details below

The closing celebration is included in the fees. There will be a vegan lunch served on both days at an additional cost of ~3000 HUF. Please indicate whether you wish to eat this, or will arrange for/bring your own lunch..

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, we do have a “pay what you can” policy. Please consider what works for you and contact us. We cannot accept Generosity Policy registrations at the door; please make arrangements in advance.

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. Please note that the program price reflects our actual costs in providing this workshop.

To attend this program please register: by phone (+36-30-977-6042) or by email at [email protected]