First Shambhala Training Level I in Bangkok, April 3-5
The newly appointed Bangkok Shambhala Meditation Group is offering its first-ever Shambhala Training Level I during the weekend of the 22nd anniversary of the parinirvana of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. It is believed that this will be the first Shambhala Training level to be held in Asia.
The Art of Being Human will be presented April 3 – 5 and will be directed by Craig Warren Smith, with Elizabeth (Shanti) Olmstead as assistant director.
The free introductory talk on Friday evening, April 3, will include remarks by Ajarn Soraj Hongladarom of Chulalongkorn University.
Jamie Reinhardt, coordinator of the Bangkok Shambhala Meditation Group, says, “We have a regular Monday evening meditation, which we have been offering for about two years. We also have weekend classes occasionally or other programs when there are visiting teachers.
“For example, Lama Jigme Jinpa, a Western lama, taught a class on Healing Mind and Body with the Five Elements. Ringu Tulku Rinpoche presented a talk in November 2007, and Lopon Phuntsho Gyaltsen, a Bhutanese teacher from Penor Rinpoche’s monastary, has also addressed us. The interesting thing to me is that on any given Monday night, or for any program, we have people from so many different countries present. A real picture of diversity!”
For more information and to register for The Art of Being Human, please visit the Group’s website: http://bangkok.shambhala.info/
All photos by Jamie Reinhardt