Making Your Way Back Home, Shambhala Training Levels IV - V

March 26 - April 1, 2019

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

Levels IV-V are the last two of the five levels of the highly acclaimed Heart of Warriorship training curriculum which provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity within the complexity of daily life. This retreat is recommended for graduates of Levels I-III who wish to complete the

The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness is the basis of a secular path of meditation, which can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and way of life. Shambhala Training is the study and practice of Shambhala warriorship - the tradition of human bravery, kindness, and leadership. This path shows how to take the challenges of daily life in our modern society as opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.

Every Shambhala Training level includes thorough meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, optional one-on-one meetings with a meditation instructor, talks by a senior teacher, group discussions, and contemplative movement exercises.

LEVEL IV - Awakened Heart

Having further awakened our minds and hearts in Shambhala Training Weekend III, we continue our journey by allowing our natural curiosity to show us more of our world outside the parameters of our usual fears.

In this program, we will explore a meditation practice that teaches us to apply the mind of meditation to the challenges of everyday life. With this expanded meditation practice, our lives become filled with more options, more potential, and more chances to see the world with confidence, patience, and generosity.

LEVEL V - Open Sky

In this fifth and final level of Shambhala Training, we learn to inhabit the gentleness, openness and precision of our true nature so that the present moment can unfold around us in all its vivid brilliance.

By softening our hearts and appreciating the sacredness of our experience, our life itself becomes a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy, like that of an open sky.

Shambhala Training Levels IV-V include:

• Guided meditation practice
• Mindfulness meditation talks by a senior teacher
• Group discussions
• Optional one-on-one meditation instruction
• Mindfulness movement exercises

About Shambhala Training

Shambhala Training offers a structured path of meditation and emotional intelligence education rooted in the ancient wisdom of the Shambhala tradition and created for the challenges of modern, everyday existence.

Looking Forward

Successful completion of Levels IV & V of Shambhala Training is required to advance to Rigden Natural Confidence.

The Shambhala Training path consists of programs suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition.

This comprehensive overview of mindfulness meditation and contemplative living practices presents the view that when we foster a more awake relationship with ourselves, we are creating a more awake and compassionate world.

Arrival & Departure

Please plan on arriving 3-6pm on March 26, 2019 to check in and register. Dinner is offered at 6:30pm. The program begins at 7:30pm. April 1, 2019 is departure day; you are free to leave any time.

Prerequisites:

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


Pricing

Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

FULL PRICE: $680
This is the actual price of the program.

DISCOUNT PRICE: $545
We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies before proceeding with registration.

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

Program Credit:
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 x-101 or x-103). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

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