Shambhala Level IV: Awakened Heart in Rockland

September 14th—September 16th (2018)

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    Room: Rockland

    Shambhala Level IV: Awakened Heart

    with Mary Lang


    Friday, September 14, 7-9 p.m.
    Saturday, September 15, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Sunday, September 16, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    The Way of Shambhala was designed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche based on the Shambhala teachings of his father, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The Shambhala Path emphasizes the development of genuineness, confidence, good humor, and personal human dignity. 
    Awakened Heart is the fourth in a series of five trainings in the Way of Shambhala program. The weekend retreat takes a further step toward precision and openness. We learn that everything that arises in meditation practice is a catalyst to bring us back to the present. Appreciating this – that everything can be going on and we can still practice – we experience being awake. An awakened heart allows us to live without resentment or expectation.
    We learn to open our hearts so we can communicate fully with the world. Rather than using our experiences as an occasion to regenerate habitual patterns, we can use them as reminders to wake up more fully. When we allow ourselves to meet the world without hope and fear, we find resources of steadiness and energy.
    This weekend workshop includes meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews, and group discussions. 
    Mary Lang is a photographer, artist and a long-time student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She has taught at Shambhala centers throughout New England for more than 25 years. She is known for the clarity, warmth and humor of her teaching style.
    Level: open to all who have completed Levels I, II & III
    Registration: Early registration is recommended to save your space and it also helps the staff plan for the program. Kindly complete payment below or contact Rachel at [email protected] or 594-1694 to register and discuss other payment options.