Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Walter Taylor

October 19th—October 21st (2018)

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  • $150 Program Price
  • $175 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford (enter your amount below)
Room: Main Shrine Room

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level III

In order to help us plan properly, please register as early as possible.

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart - With a more developed trust in our inherent goodness and an added willingness to experience the sharp edges of reality which we learned about in Level III, we can now move forward with increased gentleness, awareness, and inquisitiveness about our world, just as it is. We can also extend ourselves to others more fully with kindness and sensitivity.

Shambhala Training is a path of meditation which emphasizes the development of genuine confidence in our innate wholesomeness. Each weekend includes meditation training and practice, talks by the Director, individual conversations with a meditation instructor, group discussions, and an opportunity to nurture a relationship to community.

The companion course Fearlessness in Everyday Life is recommended as a complement to the teachings of Level IV.


Walter Taylor, our Director for the Weekend     

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Walter Taylor came to Boulder, Colorado in 1967 to teach mathematics at CU. In the late seventies, he met various students of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and soon after began to actively participate in the Shambhala Training weekends. He has taught Shambhala Training since the 1990s. Walter recently retired from Colorado University and pursues an interest in landscape painting.

Pay what you can afford
In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “Pay what you can afford” policy. If you are able, we ask that you pay a minimum of 50% of the program fee in order to cover related program costs.  If you have any questions, please contact the registrar by email at [email protected]   

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “Patron Price.” Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.