Program Details

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart Note day and time changes:

with Iris Ramos
March 2 / 8:30 AM - March 3 / 4:00 PM

Repeat: $55

Note day and time changes:
Friday night March 1st 7PM-9PM is cancelled
Class will start at 9AM Saturday March 2nd
Please arrive at 8:30AM to register.

“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 Rinpoche


PrerequisiteShambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World
When we enter the world in an open and vulnerable way, we let the world touch our heart, and our heart wakes up to the touch. We encounter the world with clear perception, free from our conventional ways of thinking and experiencing.
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.
Our Generosity Policy allows anyone to participate fully in the life of our Center regardless of his or her ability to contribute financially. We welcome participants to donate less or more than the suggested amounts as they choose. Please contact Lilly De Haven Finance Manager prior to March 1st, 2013 to make payment arrangements or to apply our Generosity Policy.
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