Shambhala Training Retreat: Levels IV - V

with Frank Ryan

March 25 - 31

Mukpo Institute This program may be taken on its own or as part of the Mukpo Institute, a three-month residential program.

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 Rigden: Natural Confidence.

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.

Additional Information

There is a materials fee associated with this program which is estimated at $28. This fee is payable upon arrival.

Arrival & Departure

Please plan on arriving between 3:00pm and 6:00pm on March 25, 2017. Dinner is at 6:30pm. The program begins at 7:30pm. March 31, 2017 is departure day; you are free to leave at any time.

Prerequisites:

Completion of Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World.


Pricing

Karmê Chöling offers 2 price options for this program.
Please choose the option that works best for you.

Patron Price: $790
This price covers 100% of Karmê Chöling's operational cost for the program and supports financial aid for other participants. 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.

Base Price: $630
This cost covers 80% of operating costs for the program reflecting Karmê Chöling's commitment to keeping programs affordable. We fundraise to cover the remaining program costs.

Please Note:
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.

Online registration is not currently open.


Teachers

About Frank Ryan

Frank Ryan began studying Shambhala Buddhism over thirty years ago in Chicago. He has served as a teacher, meditation instructor and administrator at Shambhala Centers throughout Western Canada, the Midwest, New England and Ireland. He and his family live in Boston, Massachusetts.

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