|Level I: the Art of Being Human
with Acharya Noel McLellan
Fri October 19th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMSat October 20th: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Price: $100 tuition
In Room(s): Main Shrine Room
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 weekend introduces participants to the practice of sitting meditation and to the basic principles of the Shambhala path of warriorship. There is a fundamental, good energy present in all of our experience, and this basic goodness, innate to the way things are, is our own inborn, unconditional nature as well.
The program includes meditation instruction, talks by the Director, group discussions, guided contemplative practice, and individual meetings with experienced instructors.
Open to everyone.
Noel McLellan is a second generation Shambhala practitioner and has been studying the way of meditation for over 20 years. He has worked as a personal assistant to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the leader of Shambhala, travelling with him throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Noel is an acharya, a senior Shambhala teacher. He lives in Halifax where he teaches middle and high school English and History. His wife Marguerite is an artist. They have two young children, Gabriel who aspires to be a pirate, and Esme who aspires to talk.