Program Details

Shambhala Training Level IV - Awakened Heart

with Mary Kubicki
March 1 / 7:00 PM - March 3 / 6:00 PM

Allowing our heart and intuition to open, we can communicate directly with the world.

Connecting with the world, and communicating with it more directly, permits us to experience our heart and the ways we respond to experience. Rather than using those responses as an occasion to re-generate habitual patterns, we can use them as reminders to wake up further. When we allow ourselves to meet the world in this way, without hope and fear, we find resources of steadiness and energy.

Shambhala Training is a path of meditation emphasizing the development of genuine confidence. Each workshop includes meditation training and practice, talks by the director, individual meetings with a meditation instructor, and group discussions.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level III.

For Way of Shambhala participants, it is also recommended to have taken the course 'JOY in Everyday Life.'

STAFFING: If you've completed Level IV, we invite you to volunteer to help staff this program! It also is recommended [but not required] to have taken the Shambhala "View of staffing/coordinating" training. In Denver, this was held in April 2011 with Barbara Smith and in December 2011 with Michael Levy, but it has been offered at other Shambhala Centers, too. Please contact Laurie Lavine, co-director of Practice & Education for the WOS curriculum, at, or sign up via SMCD's Volunteer webpage here (link to be added soon).

About Mary Kubicki:
Mary Kubicki first encountered the Shambhala Teachings in the chaotic and celebratory atmosphere of the Boulder community in 1974. Delighted by the intelligence, kindness and authentic presence of the practitioners there, she helped start the Milwaukee Shambhala community and never stopped studying and practicing these teachings.

Teaching Shambhala and Buddhist retreats and classes in many cities and at retreat centers since the early 1980s, Mary always feels like a beginner. With a grown family and a career as a CPA, she also sits on the Behavioral Health Planning and Advisory Council, making funding recommendations to Colorado state legislators. She lives in Loveland, CO with her husband.

Generosity Policy: Please contemplate how much you can offer and give more or the suggested amount above based on your individual circumstances. The suggested program price reflects our costs to offer the program. Our generosity policy supports individuals who have special circumstances and need to "pay-what-you-can" due to financial hardship. To take advantage of our generosity policy, please contact us in advance of this Program at: Thank you!

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