Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart (Online)

with John Sennhauser

August 20th—August 22nd

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    Price.:
  • $175 Patron
  • $150 General
  • $125 Current SMCNYC Members
  • $75 Students
  • Pay what you can
Room: Online

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

Shambhala Training Level IV is the fourth retreat weekend in the highly acclaimed Shambhala Training curriculum. Completion of Shambhala Training Level III is a prerequisite for this program. The Everyday Life course series is recommended to be taken in parallel with Shambhala Training Levels I-V.


 

 

“The experience of a sad and tender heart is what gives birth to fearlessness."

- Pema Chödrön

 


 

About Shambhala Training Level IV

Having further awakened our minds and hearts in Shambhala Training Level 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 Shambhala Training Level IV, we'll 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.

In this pivotal program, we'll allow ourselves to be touched without closing down, and from this place, we learn that the “us in here” and the “world out there” are not so different after all. 

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart introduces a meditation practice that builds upon the mindfulness-awareness technique of Shambhala Training Level III. The weekend provides students with a means to not only raise their gaze but to do so with an awakened heart, both on and off the cushion. 

Our senior Shambhala teacher 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 Level IV includes: 

  • Guided meditation practice

  • Meditation talks

  • One-on-one sessions with a senior instructor

  • Concluding Sunday celebration 


About the Teacher

John Sennhauser
is a senior teacher whose involvement with Shambhala began in 1977 when he went to Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO to study in the dance and theater departments. He was at the time an attorney in Seattle representing Native Americans. He became a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and then after his death, became a personal secretary of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the current lineage holder of Shambhala. John teaches from a perspective of integrating his personal background and experiences with the traditional and innovative teachings of Shambhala Buddhism.

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, we can and are fostering a healthy transformation in society and our world altogether.

Testimonials:

"Positive and enriching" - Past Level IV Participant
"I found this program immensely valuable..." - Past Level IV Participant

Zoom information will be sent prior to the class. The Patron rate makes it possible to support our online programming at this time. Registration is limited so please register soon! 

Please register in advance; last minute registrants run the risk of not receiving their Zoom link in time to attend.