The foundation of enlightened society is being unashamed of who you are. This weekend intensive will be an exploration in co-creating enlightened culture through the practice of social meditation, a way to experience meditation as a form of cultural interaction, which allows us to experience our individual and collective goodness.
Social Meditation is a practice developed by Shastri Nick Kranz. It is a group practice that explores creating a culture of authenticity and nowness, by bringing our meditative awareness into social interaction we listen and speak from our present moment experience.
There will be sitting meditation and social meditation interspersed during the weekend along with talks and experiential exercises.
Who should attend? This program is designed for anyone who would like to bring the view of meditation further into their daily life, as well those wishing to develop leadership skills and learn practices to foster enlightened culture in their communities.
Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment.
Every Shambhala Training level includes thorough meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, one-on-one meetings to clarify questions, talks by senior teachers, group discussions and a concluding reception. The weekend is structured to offer participants teachings and an in-depth meditation retreat. Attendance is required for each session of the program.
Prerequisites: Shambhala Training Level IV Recommended: Wisdom in Everyday Life
Location: This program will take place at the location of the Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group: 1899 NE 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch are provided on Saturday and Sunday. We usually go out to dinner at a local restaurant as a group on Saturday evening (optional).
$150 Early Bird members/ $165 Early Bird non-members (Register online three weeks prior to the program to take advantage of early bird pricing).
Repeat price: $75 (For those who have already taken this program.)
Accommodations: If you are coming from out-of-town, we will do our best to house you with sangha members. We also have limiited accommodations at the center for a nominal fee. Please indicate your needs on your registration form at least two weeks in advance.
No one is turned away from a program for lack of funds. Contact Jan Snyder, our Group Coordinator, for information about our Generosity Policy.