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(March) Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart
with John Ankele
March 1 / 7:00 PM - March 3 / 6:00 PM
This Program is now closed for on line registration.
If you would like to register, please call 212. 675. 6544.
Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level III
With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness and inquisitiveness about the world as it is. We can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness.
“Basic goodness is very closely connected to the idea of bodhicitta in the Buddhist tradition. Bodhi means ‘awake’ or ‘wakeful’ and citta means ‘heart,’ so bodhicitta is ‘awakened heart.’ Such awakened heart comes from being willing to face your state of mind. That may seem like a great demand, but it is necessary. The sitting practice of meditation is the means to rediscover basic goodness, and beyond that, it is the means to awaken this genuine heart within yourself.”
— Chögyam Trungpa
Open to graduates of Shambhala Training Level III.
John Ankele is a long-time teacher of Shambhala Training and is a video producer. His work has been broadcast on PBS and ABC-TV and has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the Smithsonian, the United Nations and the Margaret Mead Film Festival.
Generosity Policy: Our generosity policy supports individuals who need to "pay-what-you-can" due to financial hardship. Please contemplate how much you can offer and give more, less, or the suggested amount based on your individual circumstances. The tuition amount reflects our costs to offer the program. Our generosity policy supports individuals who need to "pay-what-you-can" due to financial hardship. To take advantage of our pay-what-you-can policy, please contact us in advance at: (212) 675-6544 or email@example.com. We do not accept pay-what-you-can at the door, so please pre-arrange. Thank you!