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 trained under the direction of both the founder of Shambhala Training, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and his son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, for 40 years. He served for five years as Resident Director for Shambhala Training in Vancouver, BC, has completed a traditional Tibetan Buddhist 3-year retreat, and was Managing Director of the Nitartha Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies for many years. He lives happily with his family at Shambhala Mountain Center, where he currently serves as Deputy Director, in charge of Operations.
Financial aid is available for this program.