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The Art of Being Human

Shambhala Training Level 1
with Shastri Gayle Van Gils
January 18 to 19, 2020

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Living each moment fresh and new, renouncing warfare with self and other, feeling the strength of one’s being, the tenderness of one’s heart—these are some of the hallmarks of being human. In The Art of Being Human, we seek to touch the bedrock that lies underneath our accumulated conditioning.

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.

The program will consist of meditation instruction and practice, talks by Shastri Van Gils, discussion groups and individual interviews.

This program is the first in the Shambhala Training series and is open to all.

Teacher: Gayle Van Gils

Gayle Van Gils is the award winning author of Happier at Work: The Power of Love to Transform the Workplace, a practical guide for developing the powers of attention, stress reduction, communication and collaboration. She is a certified instructor of Search Inside Yourself - the mindfulness and emotional intelligence training developed and proven at Google.

She is the founder and CEO of the consulting, training and coaching company Transform Your Culture, where she utilizes her certification as a Barrett Values Center Consultant to help you align personal and company values with success. Gayle is also a mindfulness teacher on the app Simple Habit, where thousands enjoy her diverse meditations. Through her teachings both in person and through online courses, Gayle helps individuals to find more peace, energy, inspiration, joy and success in their lives and businesses.

Gayle and her husband Gerard founded the St. Petersburg Shambhala center where she serves as a Shastri.

An Overview of the Schedule

Saturday January 18
8:00 amDoors Open, Registration
8:30 amLight Breakfast
9:00 amMeditation and program start
NoonLunch Break (provided)
6:00 pmEnd of the first day
Sunday January 19
8:30 amLight Breakfast
9:00 amMeditation and program start
NoonLunch Break (provided)
3:30 amCelebration Reception

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