Feel Human Again - Weekend Warrior Retreat I

with Dr. Shante Smalls

March 1st—March 2nd

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  • $125 Program Price
  • $150 Patron Price

This is the first of a series of contemplative retreats, suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple yet profound technique of mindfulness and awareness is open to people of any spiritual tradition and way of life.

The emphasis of this retreat will be on working with the breath to synchronize body and mind. The retreat will include short, repeated sessions of sitting and walking meditation, light movement, discussion, talks, and sharing food. By the end of the program you will be familiar with the meditation technique and can practice it at home in order to enrich your everyday life.

A light breakfast and lunch will be served on Saturday.

Generosity Policy

The Edmonton Shambhala Centre has a generosity policy, which welcomes all participants regardless of ability to pay. If the specified fee is beyond what you can afford we encourage you to pay whatever you can afford. Simply indicate this amount in the Comments field when you register.

What is the 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.

Repeating this Level 1 retreat

This retreat is well worth repeating, especially with a different teacher! If you've already taken the retreat you're welcome to come again at a reduced rate. Pay what you like: if you can afford it, we'd encourage you to at least cover the cost of food, which is about $30.

Heart Gift

On the last day of the retreat we will welcome heart gifts: an opportunity, if you feel inspired, to offer an anonymous donation to the teacher. If you're not inspired or able to offer a donation, you can simply offer written words of thanks or good wishes.

About the teacher

Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls is a Vajrayana Buddhist teacher and student in the Shambhala school of Tibetan Buddhism. Dr. Smalls teaches dharma in a variety of locations including dharma centers, conferences, corporations, and colleges and universities. Shanté is focused on the healing impact of contemplation and meditation in Black communities, People of Color communities, LGBTQ+ communities, and prison and recovery communities. Shanté is an Assistant Professor of Black Literature & Culture at St. John’s University in Queens, NY, and they live in Brooklyn, NY with their two dogs, Tilopa and Drala.