Program Details

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V

with Patricia Ullman
November 15 / 7:00 PM - November 17 / 5:30 PM

In Open Sky, Shambhala Training Level V, one begins to sharpen one's awareness. One also finds the open clear sky of mind, which is a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. By learning to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment, the Shambhala teachings help us to soften our hearts and appreciate the sacredness of our daily lives.

Open Sky is the fifth and final program in the Shambhala Training, Heart of Warriorship, program. The Heart of Warriorship program provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity within the complexity of daily life.

For more information about Shambhala Training visit the Shambhala Training website.


Patricia Hayward has been a senior teacher and meditation instructor in Shambhala for many years. From 2000 to 2005 she was the Director of Practice and Education at Dechen Choling in France, and from 2005-2012 she was the Executive Director of Dorje Denma Ling in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. In the 1990s, Pat was the Resident Director of Shambhala Training in Washington, DC, and was a founding member of that center in the mid-1970s. Pat is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School in Halifax and was a practising member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society in the 1980s. She has two grown children and currently lives in Halifax with her husband, Jeremy.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level IV, Awakened Heart

Online Registration

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Note: This schedule, like life, is subject to change. If you cannot afford to pay the full program fee, see our generosity policy.

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