Shambhala Training Weekend V: Open Sky

with David Nichtern

May 18th—May 20th (2018)

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  • $351 Patron
  • $296 General
  • $246 Members
  • ($21.00 Material Fee included in each price.)

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Weekend IV

Shambhala Training Weekend V is the fifth retreat weekend in the highly acclaimed Shambhala Training curriculum. Completion of Shambhala Training Weekend IV is a prerequisite for this program.


“Luxury is experiencing reality."

-  Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche 

About this Program

While we are becoming more familiar with the present moment, we may still be slightly hesitant to let ourselves fully release into the here and now.

In this fifth and final weekend of Shambhala Training, we'll 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.

About Weekend V

Shambhala Training Weekend V: Open Sky introduces a meditation practice that builds upon the mindfulness-awareness technique of Shambhala Training Weekend IV. This cumulative weekend guides students to a place beyond the gaze, where every moment is now.  

Renowned Shambhala teacher David Nichtern will incorporate these teachings into the weekend’s talks and meditation instruction. A team of meditation instructors will be on hand to personally assist participants with one-on-one interviews and guided group meditation.

Shambhala Training Weekend V includes:  

  • Guided meditation practice

  • Meditation talks

  • One-on-one sessions with a senior instructor

  • Concluding Sunday reception

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.

The Shambhala Training path consists of weekly classes and weekend retreats 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 and we are creating a more awake and compassionate world.

About the Teacher

David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has been co-director of the LA Shambhala Center and Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont, as well as Director of Expansion for Shambhala Training International and Director of Buddhist Practice for OM yoga. David has been a featured writer and regular contributor to The Huffington Post and leads meditation workshops around the world. He is also a well known composer, producer and guitarist – a four-time Emmy winner and a two-time Grammy nominee.


Generosity Policy

Our Generosity Policy helps make programming available to all those who wish to participate. To utilize the Generosity Policy, please call the Registrar at 212-675-6544. We cannot accept Generosity Policy registrations at the door, so please make arrangements in advance.