Shambhala Training: Level 4

Awakened Heart

HybridCloseShambhala Path


David Sable

Trudy Sable

Date & Time Details:

March 2024


Hybrid (online and on-land)

Program Fee:

Tuition - $199

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Karmê Chöling
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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. We can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness.


Tuition: $199.00
This is the price of the program, it does not include housing options or material fees.

Please Note:
Price does not include accommodations, which will be added during the registration process.


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Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

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If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x3000). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.


David Sable
David Sable

David Sable was the first head of organic garbage at Tail of the Tiger in Vermont, Trungpa Rinpoche’s first land center in North America in 1971. David aspired to drive the tractor, but as a city boy who commuted back and forth to New York in the early years he was not allowed. After several years of sitting practice at least an hour a day, he finally earned permission and became the retreat coordinator, delivering water and food to retreatants by tractor and snowmobile with many mishaps.

David was regarded as a good talker and, being in the right place at the right time, David was approved as a meditation instructor and teacher. Once he married Trudy, who was also a good talker, David was regarded as talking too much. They were appointed as the Directors of the Maitri Center in Wingdale, NY, to work with less talkative students, but it didn’t happen. Instead, David and Trudy were sent to Washington, DC where there were lots of people who were very talkative. David probably talked too much, but he was Trungpa Rinpoche’s Ambassador for eight years so he thought it came with the position.

He and Trudy then returned to the New York area where some of the greatest talkers in the world were, and then they moved to Nova Scotia. After some time, David and Trudy became students of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, who hit David on the head when he talked too much, Sakyong Mipham, who sometimes refused to talk to him, and since 2015 Tsoknyi Rinpoche who uses pantomime to get through to people like David. David loves education and he teaches Buddhism at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. He is working on a book, "Mindfulness and Contemplative Interaction: a Transformative Way of Learning in Higher Education."

Trudy Sable
Trudy Sable

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