Shambhala Training Level IV

with Alice Haspray

June 18th—June 19th

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    Shambhala Training: The Heart of Warriorship

    Shambhala Training: The Heart of Warriorship is a series of five secular meditation retreat weekends that help us develop fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. These qualities arise out of meditation practice and study of Shambhala warriorship principles as taught by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

    Shambhala Training welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path.

    You can read more about Shambhala Training and the path or warriorship in Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior. (Chogyam Trungpa, 1984)

    Prerequisites

    Shambhala Training Levels I through V are designed to be taken in sequence which follows the natural unfolding of our experience.  In order to register for this retreat, participants are expected to have completed Shambhala Training Level III.

    Level IV: Awakened Heart

    "Through the practice of sitting still and following your breath as it goes out and dissolves, you Awakened-heart-resized are connecting with your heart.  By simply letting your self be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy towards yourself. ...

    Such awakened heart comes from being willing to face your state of mind,"

    - Chogyam Trungpa, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

    Level IV begins with the first talk on Thursday evening at 7:45, and continues through Friday. Level V begins on Saturday morning after breakfast. Both weekends consist of walking and sitting meditation, talks, silent periods, group discussions and invididual conversations with a meditation instructor.

    Level V: Open Skyopenskylevel5

    "When you live your life in accordance with basic goodness, then you develop natural elegance. Your life can be spacious and relaxed, without having to be sloppy. You can actually let go of your depression and enbarrassment about being a human being, and you can cheer up."

    - Chogyam Trungpa, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

    Level V begins on Saturday morning after breakfast. The weekend consists of walking and sitting meditation, talks, silent periods, group discussions and invididual conversations with a meditation instructor. Departure is after lunch on Sunday.

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