Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

May 10th—May 12th

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  • $250.00 Patron
  • $195.00 Sustaining
  • $150.00 Subsidized
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Room: Main Shrine Room

Prerequisite: Warrior in the World – Shambhala Training Weekend III

“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

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV is the fourth weekend retreat in the Way of Shambhala path of training.


In this weekend the boundaries between “us in here” and the “world out there” become more permeable. Our natural curiosity takes us deeper as our hearts open and we learn to communicate with our  world, allowing ourselves to be touched without closing down in fear. We begin to discover freshness, spontaneity, and openness to discovery. This gives rise to confidence and steadiness in our practice, as well as love for the journey.


About This Weekend:

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Weekend IV introduces a meditation practice that builds on the mindfulness-awareness techniques of Shambhala Training Levels I, II, and III, inviting students to open fully to their environment and sense perceptions.


An experienced Shambhala teacher will incorporate these teachings into the weekend’s talks and meditation instruction. The teacher and a team of meditation instructors will be on hand to personally assist participants with one-on-one interviews and guided group meditation.


Weekend Includes:

  • Guided meditation practice

  • Meditation talks

  • One-on-one meditation instruction

  • Concluding Sunday reception

We encourage Level IV participants to also take Fearlessness in Everyday Life, a companion course to this program on 5 weekday evenings.


Patron Price: Please register with the Patron Price if you are able. By offering a little more, you help make programs accessible to participants with less financial means. Thank you!


Sustaining Price: This price is the amount per participant required for the Shambhala Center to cover the costs of the program.


Subsidized Price: This price allows people with less financial means to attend programs at a discounted rate, supported by the contributions at the ‘Patron Price’ level.

Generosity Policy
: Our Generosity Policy is an option for participants in unique situations for whom none of the above options are appropriate, and helps make programming available to all those who wish to participate. If the subsidized rate is prohibitive for you, the Generosity Policy allows you to offer as much of the fee as you can based on your individual circumstances. Please consider the value of the program and practice generosity at the level appropriate for you. To utilize the Generosity Policy, please email the Registrar at [email protected] before the program. We cannot accept Generosity Policy registrations at the door, so please make arrangements in advance.

If you have questions, please contact us at
[email protected]