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(Mar) Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart
with Irene Woodard
March 7 / 7:00 PM - March 9 / 6:00 PM
Online Registration for this program is now closed. Please call the Front Desk at 212-675-6544 to register.
Open to graduates of Shambhala Training Level III.
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
Irene Woodard has been a student of the Shambhala Buddhist teachings for 28 years. She held the post of Warrior of the Center for the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, and was the Resident Director of Shambhala Training for 5 years. In her life outside the center, she is a florist and the mother of two.