‘The Art of Being Human’ meditation program

Posted Dec. 18, 2013, at 11:17 a.m.

Friday, January 10 to Sunday, January 12, 2014; 7:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Brunswick Shambhala Center, , Brunswick, Maine

Contact: Tim Fuller; 505-0227


BRUNSWICK, Maine  — “The Art of Being Human” is a weekend program Jan. 10-12, at the Brunswick Center that will introduce participants to meditation practice and the principles of the Shambhala path of warriorship.

Under the guidance of senior teacher Mary Lang, participants will learn how meditation can lead to the development of genuine confidence, humor, and personal dignity within the complexity of daily life. The Shambhala teachings were introduced in the West in the book Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior, by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan meditation master. He taught that there is a fundamental basic goodness present in all experience.

 The program will begin with a free public talk at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, and continue 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11-12. Preregistration is required for the weekend, though the Friday evening talk is open to all. The fee for the weekend program is $140. Student or need-based discounts are available for all Shambhala Center programs. Register online at FMI contact Tim Fuller at or 505-0227.

 The Brunswick/Portland Shambhala Meditation Center is a nonprofit organization affiliated with Shambhala International, a worldwide nonprofit association of meditation centers founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. .