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(Jun) Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart
with Steve Clorfeine
June 6 / 7:00 PM - June 8 / 6:00 PM
Online registration for this program has now closed. Please call the office for details: (212) 675-6544
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
Steve Clorfeine has been writing and performing since 1974. He is one of the original faculty at Naropa University in Colorado and directed an arts affiliate of Naropa in NYC. He's the co-founder of Sky Lake Lodge & a senior teacher in the Shambhala lineage. Steve teaches physical theater, dharma arts & writing throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He lives in NYC and in Kingston, NY.