Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

with Marcia Clayburg & Kathryn Rile

December 1st—December 2nd (2018) -Date postponed or cancelled

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  • $200 Program Price
  • $250 Patron Price
  • Or write-in your pre-arranged reduced price
Room: Main Shrine Room


Cultivating the willingness to observe our cocoon of habitual fear and defense mechanisms.
Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in Level I, we want to learn more. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask underlying fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness.

This weekend workshop includes meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews and group discussions. Birth of the Warrior is the second in a series of five weekend workshops.

The Weekend Retreats
The weekend retreats are opportunities to deepen one’s practice of meditation in a powerful environment that meets the needs of a work-week and family life. Rather than having to go away for meditation experience, we provide this training in local communities.

Within each module, the courses or weekend retreats are designed to be taken sequentially. For example, within the Shambhala Training weekend retreats, participants progress from level I through Level V in sequence. You may begin with any of the first three modules listed above.

All are welcome to participate. The Way of Shambhala is open to people of all religious backgrounds or no religious background. It is recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as those looking to enrich their personal spiritual path and social action in the world.


Marcia ClayburgMarcia Clayburg began studying the Shambhala teachings in 2005. She immediately felt inspired and began staffing and coordinating programs soon afterwards. She was the Shambhala Training Director for the Santa Rosa Shambhala Center for 3 years, Northern California Sacred Path Director for 7 years and recently retired from her 4 year position as our Northern California regional Head of Education. She continues to teach a variety of programs at our various centers. Marcia is a retired Special Education teacher living both in Santa Rosa and on the Mendocino coast. Her favorite way to spend time these days is playing with her 2 granddaughters.

KathrynKathryn Rile has been a student of Shambhala for over 15 years. She is the Director of Communications for Northern California Shambhala and works professionally in design and communications for small businesses. She was previously the Programs Director for San Francisco Shambhala Center and has held many volunteer positions. Kathryn is a ceramic artist and the mother of two Shambhala Sun Camp graduates.

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

$200 Program Price
$250 Patron Price

Sliding scale available, please contact us to request a fee reduction.

info [at] sfshambhala [dot] org

There will be a maximum of 12 participants attending this level. In order to secure your space, please register and pay online in advance. If you need to make financial arrangements, please email info [at] sfshambhala [dot] org well in advance of the program. Priority will be given to those who have registered and paid (or made an arrangement) in advance.





We appreciate you registering and paying online. This helps us not only to plan for the program, but speeds up the registration line on the day of the program.

Generosity Policy
The San Francisco Shambhala Center is funded solely by your membership and program donations. Thank you for your generosity as you consider what you can pay for each program at our Center. We strive to price our programs in a way that accurately reflects the financial need of our Center and the cost to us of producing the program.

We are committed to offering our programs to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. If you are unable to meet any of our listed pricing tiers please contact us to discuss your current needs. In addition to offering scholarship pricing for those in need, we also offer the option of paying for some programs in installments.

In order to request use of the Generosity Policy, please contact the person listing under the program’s contact information, or email: info [at] sfshambhala [dot] org, at least one week prior to the program you wish to attend.

What is the Patron Price?
The other aspect of our Generosity Policy is our Patron Price. Those who are able to offer more than the regular program price can select the Patron Price option.  By selecting this option, your generosity is helping to cover the costs of those who may not be able to pay the full price of the program. Thank you for your consideration, and for helping all to receive the treasure of the Shambhala Dharma.

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