Shambhala Training Weekend V: Open Sky

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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.

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 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

Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri, a senior teacher, in the Shambhala tradition. He is the senior teacher in residence for the NY Shambhala community. He is the author of several books, including The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path (FSG North Point) which made several major lists of the Best Books of 2015. His most recent book is 'The Dharma of The Princess Bride. 'He is also the founder of The Interdependence Project, an organization dedicated to Buddhist-inspired meditation and psychology, transformational activism, and mindful arts. He teaches and lectures around the world and is based in New York City. 

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.


Source: ny.shambhala.org

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To drop deep into the practices and connect with my true nature. Rubin
 

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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