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Natural Wakefulness: free talk on Shambhala Buddhism by guest teacher

February 5, 2019 all-day

Shambhala Meditation Cuenca is pleased to present
A free public talk by *Shastri* Donna Williams from
“Natural Wakefulness:” Using mindfulness and the environment
to help us appreciate each moment of our lives.
(detalles en español por pedido en correo electronico)

Tuesday February 5, 7.00 pm, Museo de la Ciudad, at the corner of Gran Colombia and Benigno Malo.
(Interpretación simultánea y gratis para todos los programas)

Followed by

The workshops provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humour, and dignity within the complexity of daily life. The workshops are recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual path.

BIOGRAPHY of Shastri Donna Williams. Shastri Williams has taught in the Shambhala tradition for many years. She presently has been developing a Contemplative Ecology program and is enjoying the forests and mountains of her home in Vermont, where she is the Shastri (senior teacher) at the White River Shambhala Center. For the past 12 years she has spent time in Santiago and Copiapo, Chile teaching and staffing programs. Her interests include gardening and growing native dyeplants, practicing Shibori (a Japanese-inspired textile art), and maintaining her 150 year old house in Bradford Vermont. Her three grown children live in the West and she hopes to spend more time “out” there.

Contact us for complete workshops info.

Level 1: The Art of Being Human. $25 ($15 low-income, $35 benefactor price)
All sessions of Level 1 held Shambhala Shrine Room, 8-81 Calle Larga at Benigno Malo
upstairs in Namaste Restaurant.
Day 1. Friday, Feb. 8, 6.00 – 9.00 pm
Day 2. Saturday, Feb. 9, 1.00 – 6.00 pm
Day 3. Friday, Feb. 10. 9.00 am – 5.00 pm with optional celebratory meal following

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