Shambhala Training Weekend IV: Awakened Heart

with Richard Bascetta

October 13th—October 15th (2017)

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  • $330 Patron
  • $275 General
  • $225 Members
Room: Main Shrine Room

Online registration is now closed, please join us tonight and register at the front desk.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Weekend III: Warrior in the World

“Basic goodness is very closely connected to the idea of bodhicitta in the Buddhist tradition. Bodhi means ‘awake’ or ‘wakeful’ and citta means ‘heart,’ so bodhicitta is ‘awakened heart.’ Such awakened heart comes from being willing to face your state of mind. That may seem like a great demand, but it is necessary. The sitting practice of meditation is the means to rediscover basic goodness, and beyond that, it is the means to awaken this genuine heart within yourself.”

— Chögyam Trungpa

In Weekend IV the boundaries between “us in here” and the “world out there” become more permeable. Our natural curiosity takes us deeper as our hearts open and we learn to let more of the world in, allowing ourselves to be touched without closing down out of fear. We start to see that who we are and what the world is are not as separate as we might have assumed. We continue to discover our inherhent confidence, patience, and generosity.

Richard Bascetta Shambhala NYC

Richard Bascetta is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and a senior faculty member at the Shambhala Meditation Center. He is a partner and Managing Director of The Bascetta Group, a strategic consulting and M&A firm.

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