Shambhala Training Retreat: Levels IV - V
with Shastri Myra Woodruff
November 23 - 29, 2012
Shambhala Training Levels IV and V are the concluding levels of the Heart of Warriorship program. These two levels provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuine confidence, humor, and personal dignity within the complexity of daily life.
The levels can be taken separately, but the program is offered as one continuous retreat. Completion of Levels IV and V is one of the prerequisites for the Way of Shambhala: Fearlessness and Wisdom Retreat.
Level IV: Awakened Heart
When we enter the world in an open and vulnerable way, we let the world touch our heart, and our heart wakes up to the touch. We encounter the world with clear perception, free from our conventional ways of thinking and experiencing.
Level V: Open Sky
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.
The program will begin November 23 at 7:30pm and end 11/29 after breakfast.
Completion of Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World.
Karmê Chöling offers 2 price options for this program.
Please choose the option that works best for you.
Full Program Fee: $748
This price covers Karmê Chöling's actual operational cost for the program. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Karmê Chöling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Karmê Chöling.
Discounted Program Fee: $580
This price reflects Karmê Chöling's commitment to keeping programs affordable. The operational costs for this program not covered by program fees come from donations.
Price includes meals but not accommodations.
It is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.
Scholarship and Financial Aid resources are available to make dharma accessible to people in all circumstances. We offer different ways for overcoming financial obstacles here.
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About Shastri Myra Woodruff
Myra Woodruff first connected with meditation through the Shambhala teachings in the late 1980s, and has taught Shambhala Levels for the past 10 years. She delights in exploring with new and seasoned students ways to integrate meditation practice into their lives. She works as a psychotherapist in Burlington, Vermont.