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(Jun) Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart
with Elizabeth Reid
June 6 / 7:00 PM - June 8 / 6:00 PM
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
Elizabeth Reid is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. She's a Director in the Way of Shambhala and Sacred Path weekend programs, having also devoted two years as a core member on the teaching team of the Weekly Dharma Gathering. With a background in theater and dance and an ongoing relationship with photography, she is endlessly intrigued by the interplay between meditation and the arts. For the last several years she has led contemplative photography workshops, which continue to reveal the power and inspiration of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Dharma Art teachings. She has a private practice in NYC as an Alexander Technique Teacher.