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Develop a Meditation Practice with This Foundational Retreat: The Art of Being Human

November 2 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 7:30am, repeating until November 3, 2018


Open to all

This retreat is an immersive experience designed for new and returning meditators looking to explore and deepen a mindfulness meditation practice. It is also the starting point for those looking to begin Shambhala Training.

About this Program

Shambhala Training Weekend I: The Art of Being Human is the first weekend retreat in the renowned Shambhala Training series. This retreat provides an opportunity to learn and practice the simple yet profound technique of mindfulness-awareness meditation.

Through short, repeated sessions of sitting and walking, we will deepen our comfort being with ourselves, and experience the possibilities that exist when we settle fully into the present moment.

Interspersed lectures present the Shambhala view of meditation practice: to cultivate compassion for ourselves and others, and restore our inherent sanity amidst a chaotic world. Through a healthy balance of instruction and practice, we grow our understanding of the how and the why of meditation.

Under the care and guidance of our Shambhala teacher and a group of experienced meditation instructors, we’ll learn to carry our mindfulness practice off the cushion and into every aspect of our lives.

Shambhala Training Weekend I includes:

  • Instructions on sitting and walking meditation
  • Guided and silent sessions of sitting and walking meditation
  • Talks and small group discussions
  • Concluding reception

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior text book by Chögyam Trungpa

Together we’ll discover that awakening is not about escaping from the world we live in, but instead is about bringing our practice to our work, play, relationships, and more. It all begins with giving ourselves the opportunity to reconnect with our true human existence.

To support the work of Open Sky, we suggest a contribution to help cover program expenses, rent and overall maintenance and are happy to accept an offering in any amount that you can afford, either above or below the suggested level. Your financial contribution is not necessary in order to participate in programs, classes or public meditation sessions. Open Sky is 100% volunteer operated and all donations, payments and fees are used to pay center expenses.

Between 7th & 8th and Chambers & Garfield; LTD – EMX route is available 1 block north on 7th Ave. Entrance through door from parking lot.  Building is also home of Rainbow Valley Construction, Farmers and Cascade Tax Professionals


November 2
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Open Sky Shambhala


783 Grant St Open Sky Shambhala
783 Grant Street
Eugene, 97402
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