Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training IV
February 6–8, 2015
In Shambhala Training Level IV, we learn how to open our hearts so we can communicate more fully with the world. Rather than using our experiences as an occasion to regenerate habitual patterns, we can use them as reminders to further wake up. When we allow ourselves to meet the world without hope and fear, we find resources of energy and steadiness. 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.
Prerequisite: Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III
Steve Seely has been a Shambhala practitioner and teacher for nearly 40 years, having first met Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1975. He was the first Shambhala Training Resident Director in Vancouver, British Columbia. Steve completed a traditional Tibetan Buddhist 3-year retreat in 1996, and was also the Managing Director of the Nitartha Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies for many years. He is currently the Deputy Director at Shambhala Mountain Center, where he happily lives with his wife and daughter.
Financial aid is available for this program.