Shambhala Training Retreat: Levels IV - V
with Frank Ryan
January 24 / 12:00 AM - January 30 / 12:00 AM
Shambhala Training Levels IV and V are the concluding levels of the Heart of Warriorship program. These two levels provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuine confidence, humor, and personal dignity within the complexity of daily life.
The levels can be taken separately, but the program is offered as one continuous retreat. Completion of Levels IV and V is one of the prerequisites for the Way of Shambhala: Fearlessness and Wisdom Retreat.
Level IV: Awakened Heart
When we enter the world in an open and vulnerable way, we let the world touch our heart, and our heart wakes up to the touch. We encounter the world with clear perception, free from our conventional ways of thinking and experiencing. Level 4 begins on Jan 24 at 7:30pm and ends at 6:30pm Jan 26. Level 5 begins Jan 27 at 7:30pm and Jan 30 is a departure day, you are free to depart anytime on the 30th.
Level V: Open Sky
With our body resting on the earth, no different from the earth, and our mind resting in the sky, no different from the sky, we encounter the vastness of heaven joined with the primordial depth of earth in our own being. This state is the basis for our activity in the world. Level 5 begins Jan 27 at 7:30pm and Jan 30 is a departure day, you are free to depart anytime on the 30th.