Program Details

Shambhala Level IV: Awakened Heart


with Layth Matthews
February 14 / 6:30 PM - February 16 / 6:00 PM

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.


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. To take advantage of our pay-what-you-can policy, please contact us in advance at: (360) 483-4526 or bellinghamshambhala@gmail.com



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


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