Program Details

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with John Cobb & Bayard Cobb
October 25 / 7:00 PM - October 27 / 6:00 PM

In Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart, we learn how to open our hearts so we can communicate more fully with the world. Rather than using our experiences as an occasion to regenerate habitual patterns, we can use them as reminders to further wake up. When we allow ourselves to meet the world without hope and fear we find resources of energy and steadiness.

Every Shambhala Training level includes thorough meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, one-on-one meetings to clarify questions, talks by senior teachers, group discussions and a concluding reception.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World
Recommended: Joy in Everyday Life.

Shambhala weekends are structured to offer participants teachings and an in-depth meditation retreat. Attendance is required for the Friday night talk and for each session of the program.

About the Way of Shambhala:

The Way of Shambhala is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, each followed by a five-week course that expands upon what was offered in the weekend and brings the practice of meditation into everyday life.

Over the course of a year, the Way of Shambhala introduces the entire Shambhala path. This series offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there, how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our community and our whole society.

The course Fearlessness in Everyday Life is recommended after Level IV. The prerequisite for Fearlessness in Everyday Life is Joy in Everyday Life. Please click here for a full description and chart of the Way of Shambhala.

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