Shambhala Training Level I - The Art of Being Human

with Stephen Vosper & Shastri Denise Wuensch

September 14th—September 15th

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    Price:
  • $120 Regular Price
  • $140 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford (enter your amount)
Room: Main Shrine Room

Shambhala Training is a path of meditation that develops our inherent fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. Level One includes thorough meditation instruction, practice sessions, and conversation with experienced teachers.

Shambhala Training welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path. These workshops are recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual tradition. 

Lunch on Saturday is included in the program price. When you register, your confirmation e-mail will have a hospitality survey link with more information about the catered lunch and other program details.

Level I is open to all - there is no prerequisite.

The Friday night talk is FREE and open to the public. Please feel welcome to attend (you do not need to register in advance). Registration at the door for Saturday will depend on availability.

Companion Course: Meditation in Everyday Life (MIEL) is recommended as a complement to the teachings of Level I. SMCD is offering MIEL on Tuesday evenings, September 25 - October 23. Please click here for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]. You may learn more about the entire Shambhala Training path here.


Steve Vosper is a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and his son Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  He has been practicing and studying the Shambhala and Buddhist paths for four decades, and has been teaching in those traditions for nearly 30 years.

Mr. Vosper is a lead teacher for the entire Way of Shambhala curriculum and Sacred Path programs.  Steve is also on the faculty for The Engaged Mindfulness Institute’s Mindfulness Teacher Training Program.

Steve is the chair of the Sakyong’s Advisory Panel on Shambhala Environments, and he has his own architectural design firm, Fresh Space Studio in Boulder, Colorado where he lives with his wife Jane.  Their daughter Marissa lives in New York City with her husband Steve and their brand new son Hart.

Shastri Denise Wuensch began practicing and studying Tibetan Buddhism in the mid-1970’s.  She is a senior student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the lineage of Shambhala Buddhism, and teaches weekly at the Denver Shambhala Meditation Center.  She has served at Naropa University as both a Teaching Assistant and Clinical Supervisor in the Master’s Degree Contemplative Psychotherapy Program.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Capital Hill, and also serves as a hospice social worker for Pinnacle Hospice Care.


Our Generosity Policy: We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can.

To arrange for this, please contact us in advance of this Program at: [email protected].

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “Patron Price.” Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.