Saturday, April 12, 2008

meditation cancellation

in 2002 i completed my level one shambhala meditation training. i've wanted to return for years and the weekend level two was offered never quite jived with my schedule. many months ago i saw it scheduled and marked my calendar. last night i showed up for it as an eager student and left wondering if i'd return for two 9-6 days before dashing off for a week of training at naropa. during a long walk home last night, i decided that i would benefit more from having two open, unplanned days before leaving town for a week. what a treat! today i took two yoga classes, a nap, got a massage, and enjoyed dinner with a guest teacher in from san francisco.

sometimes you simply have to reevaluate commitments and ensure that they feel best with where you are at the moment. yes, i want to go through the level two training but i don't think this weekend is the best time to make it happen. i'll save it for a future goal and enjoy the time i have to pack tomorrow, get prepared to be away through saturday, walk my dog, and just be in preparation for 5 action-packed days of learning. meditation cancellation was a good move toward overall tranquility.

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Anonymous said...

Kimberly, what made you choose Shambhala meditation training vs. another type and what is the training like? I've been considering doing something like this and would love to learn more from someone, like yourself, who's actually done it.

Thanks in advance for any tips you can provide!

kimberly wilson said...

i enjoy the shambhala books and LOVE pema chodren. i went through level 1 years ago and enjoyed it. their path seems like a thorough and accessible one. as i understand, even naropa university in boulder, where i'm at right now, was founded by the founded of shambhala. however, i'm sure there are MANY great paths out there and encourage you to explore!

Ananda said...

glad you are creating more space in your life. it inspires me to continue with my commitment to be still, say no to things that don't excite me, and say yes to spending more time being still. peace, ananda