Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Training

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Date:
Friday 19 April 2019 (19:00 -21:30)
Saturday 20 April 2019 (07:00 -18:30)
Sunday 21 April 2019 (07:00 -21:30)
Monday 22 April 2019 (07:00 -18:30)
Teacher : Acharya Emily Bower
Coordinator : David Edwards
Contact person : David Edwards
Full tuition: $350 Patron price: $400 Concessions are also available, please contact David Edwards for more details.

Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor (SPMI)

The Shambhala Meditation Group of Adelaide and Shambhala International are pleased to offer a training program for Shambhala Educators who feel inspired and ready to continue along the path of helping others on their meditative journeys. 

When we support students along the Shambhala path, we are bringing together the Shambhala principle of basic goodness and meditation practices that are the distillation of thousands of years of practitioners’ experience. We are helping others to recognize that meditation is a portal through which we can discover our innate human capacity for wakefulness, wisdom and compassion—and to learn how to bring those qualities into our lives, creating good human society.

Skillfully guiding others in the journey of meditation requires knowledge based on studying view and practices of meditation, as well as on deep personal experience. The SPMI needs to be able to authentically meet each student where they are and provide the appropriate next step on the path of meditation, and to do this in an environment of kindness, acceptance and understanding.

This training offers a strong foundation in knowledge and skills essential to being a Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor. We will review the fundamental teachings of meditation, and study and practice how to support students both within and between the Way of Shambhala programs and courses. Participants also will deepen their understanding of the practices of listening, reflection and inquiry, and will practice ways in which to bring these skills into their work with students.

Venue:

Adelaide Theosophical Society
(1st floor meeting room) 

310 South Terrace, Adelaide 

Dates: 

Friday 19th April: 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start - 8:30/9:00 pm

Saturday 20th April: 6:30 am for a 7:00 am start - 7:00 pm

Sunday 21st April: 6:30 am for a 7:00 am start - 8:30 pm 

Monday 22nd April: 6:30 am for a 7:00 am start - 6:30 pm 

Cost:
The cost for this program is $350 (full) or $400 (patron). The Adelaide Shambhala Meditation Group also has a generosity policy which means if the cost for the program is a barrier to you attending please offer what is affordable. 
 
Payment can be made using electronic transfer to: 
 
Adelaide Shambhala Meditation Group
BSB: 105 029
Account: 074 456 240 
 
Please identify the payment with your name. 

Accomodation:
The location for this program is on the southern edge of the Adelaide CBD and has many accomodation options nearby within walking distance of the Theosophical Society. In addition, the Adelaide sangha has some capacity to host visitors from interstate or overseas, please let David Edwards know if this is important to you particularly in terms of affordability and we will do what we can to support you. 
 
Catering:
Catering for some of the meals is being explored in particular breakfast, lunch and our Sunday night dinner which is followed directly by a talk. 
 
There will be a celebration dinner at the end of the program (Monday eveing) at a place yet to be determined. 
 
Transport:
Those participants who are travelling from interstate or overseas please let David Edwards know if it would be helpful to be picked-up from the airport and dropped at your accomodation. We cannot garuntee that all requests can be met but we will do our best to assist you in what ever way we can. 
 
Once I have recieved and confirmed your online registration (which might take a day or two) you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of this information. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions ([email protected]). 
 
Cheers 
 
David Edwards