Upcoming Programs and Events

  • CAD $90.00 – Program Price
  • CAD $45.00 – If you are repeating the program
  • – Pay what you can afford

Date & Time Details: The workshop will begin Friday evening, June 14, at 7 pm, and continue Saturday, June 15, 8:30 am to 6 pm. Please plan to arrive before 7 pm so we can start at 7.

Location: Kootenay Shambhala Centre,

Address: 812 Stanley Street, Nelson.

Sally Mackenzie
250 359-7984

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The Art of Being Human Shambhala Training Level 1

With Shastri Russell Rodgers

June 14 - 15, 2019

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse a kind of goodness that is inherent in our being. It’s a sense of being aware, open and confident in one’s own being. At the same time, the world appears as a series of small, delightful surprises. This is actually our fundamental nature, and it feels basically good. This is both the basis and the result of a good meditation practice.

This workshop will be appropriate for people who want to learn to meditate, or people who already have a meditation practice but want to deepen it.

The program will include talks, discussions and interviews with a meditation instructor. There will be a light breakfast, tea and coffee on Saturday morning.


Shastri Russell Rodgers
Shastri Russell Rodgers became a student of Chögyam Trungpa in 1975. Shortly after that, he moved to the Kootenay region of British Columbia, where he has resided since. During that time he has occupied many administrative and teaching positions. He helped to create the Shambhala Centre’s retreat land, and had a large part in buying and renovating the new building for the Nelson Shambhala Centre. Before he retired, he managed a drop-in centre for people with mental illnesses. He has a wife and three grown children, two of whom live with their families in Asia. He was appointed Shastri (senior teacher)…
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