Program Details

(June) Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Ciprian Iancu
June 14 / 7:00 PM - June 16 / 6:00 PM

This program is now closed for on line registration.

If you would like to resgister, please call 212. 675.6544

Thank you.

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


Ciprian Iancu has been practicing meditation for over fifteen years, and has led programs throughout the northeast US; Birmingham, Alabama; and Cape Town, South Africa. He served as the co-executive director of the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York for three years, and currently teaches Buddhist meditation at the New School University.

Generosity Policy: Our generosity policy supports individuals who are undergoing financial hardship. Please contemplate how much you can truly offer and give more, less, or the suggested amount based on your individual circumstances. The tuition amount reflects our costs to offer the program. To take advantage of our generosity policy you must contact us in advance at: (212) 675-6544.

We do not accept pay-what-you-can at the door, so please pre-arrange. Thank you!

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