Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

June 7th—June 9th

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  • $125 Program Price
  • $150 Patron Price
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Room: Main Shrine Room

With our body resting on the earth, no different from the earth, and our mind resting in the sky, no different from the sky, we encounter the vastness of heaven joined with the primordial depth of earth in our own being. This state is the basis for our activity in the world.

Every Shambhala Training level includes thorough meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, one-on-one meetings to clarify questions, talks by senior teachers, group discussions and a concluding reception.

*** Please note that this program is being offered at a new, and reduced, price.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

Shambhala weekends are structured to offer participants teachings and an in-depth meditation retreat. Attendance is required for the Friday night talk and for each session of the program.

Note: Shambhala Training Level V completes the first series of Shambhala Training levels. Those participants who have completed Shambhala Training Levels I–V, as well as the five classes in the “Everyday Life” series (Meditation, Contentment, Joy, Fearlessness and Wisdom), are welcome to go on to the next Way of Shambhala weekend retreat, Rigden: Unconditional Confidence.
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The Way of Shambhala is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, each followed by a five-week course that expands upon what was offered in the weekend and brings the practice of meditation into everyday life.

Over the course of a year, the Way of Shambhala introduces the entire Shambhala path. This series offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there, how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our community and our whole society.

The course Wisdom in Everyday Life is recommended after Level V. The prerequisite for Wisdom in Everyday Life is Fearlessness in Everyday Life. Please click here for a full description and chart of the Way of Shambhala.