The Art of Being Human - Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Russell Rodgers

September 16th—September 17th (2017)

Date details +
  • $110 Program Price
Room: Main Shrine Room
Program Registration is Closed.


This program is now full.  But we plan to run another soon if we get enough interest.  Join the waitlist here and we will let you know if a spot becomes available.

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human



Meditation provides us a glimpse of goodness that is inherent in our basic being.

It’s a sense of being conscious, aware and open to ourselves and to others. When we are in this state of goodness, we experience nowness as a series of small, delightful surprises. We have a quality of caring and connection. This is actually the root of who we are. It’s also basis of a deep meditation practice.

This city retreat, directed by Shastri Russell Rodgers, will be appropriate for people who want to learn to meditate, or people who already have a meditation practice but want to deepen it by understanding its roots.

The day and a half retreat will consist of walking and sitting meditation, talks, discussion and tea.  It is a warm atmosphere to learn mindfulness practice and perfect for beginners.

The retreat will be held at the Shambhala Centre, 812 Stanley Street, Nelson.  There will be a light breakfast, tea and coffee at 8:30 am on Saturday and again on Sunday morning. Cost: $110, or whatever you can afford. 

"To be brave

   is to be present."

                  ~Sakyong Mipham



About the Teacher:

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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) for the Nelson Shambhala Center in 2015.