Program Details

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Chris Kreeger
March 28 / 7:00 PM - March 30 / 5:00 PM


“Bravery is that moment when we manifest 110 percent. It is the act of wholeheartedly having the courage, relaxation, and insight simply to be. We arrive at this ability to be by cultivating a steady and forthright attitude toward the present moment.”

          - Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level IV

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Chris Kreeger joined Shambhala in 1988 and has been teaching Shambhala for about 20 years. From 1991 through 2003, Chris was the Resident Director of Shambhala Training in Baltimore and the Codirector of the Center. The Sakyong recently has appointed Chris as the Director of the Baltimore Shambhala Center for a three-year term. Professionally, Chris has a management consulting practice that works with businesses and nonprofits on developing strategy. He currently is working to establish a Baltimore chapter of the Conscious Capitalism organization (, to bring together companies committed to doing business in this way, since some of the principles of this organization come very close to the Sakyong's recent teachings on the role of basic goodness in society. Chris and his wife had been together for 40 years, and they have two granddaughters living in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Tiered Pricing and Generosity Policy

Patron Levelapproximately 25% higher than the Sustaining Level
Help us expand our offerings to the world at large. Your generosity allows us to offer these teachings to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

Sustaining Level—normal price that keeps us running

Supporting Level—approximately 65% of the Sustaining Level 
Appropriate for students or others experiencing financial hardship.

Generosity Policyalways available if the Supporting Level is too high
If you are unable to meet any of the pricing tiers please give what you can. No one will be turned away.

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