Program Details

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart


with Daniel Brown
May 16 / 7:00 PM - May 18 / 5:00 PM

“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


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.


Full Program Fee: $120 (Shambhala Training Level I)
This price covers Burlington Shambhala Center’s actual operating cost for the program (including ongoing costs of running the Center).

Sponsor Program Fee: $160
This price, in addition to covering BSC’s cost for the program, extends generosity to other participants.  Thanks to you, we will be able to make more scholarships available to support people on the Shambhala path.

Generosity Policy:
Our generosity policy supports individuals who are undergoing financial hardship.  Please contemplate how much you can truly offer at this time (more, less, or the suggested full program fee) based on your circumstances.  The full program fee reflects the minimum cost of offering this program.  To take advantage of our generosity policy you must contact Tracy at least one week in advance of the program at (802) 734-7724.  Pre-arrangements are necessary as we cannot accommodate “pay-what-you-can-at-the-door”.


No one will be turned away for financial reasons.


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The companion Shambhala Training program, Level V: Open Sky, will be offered June 13-15, 2014.

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