Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Adana Barbieri

February 8th—February 10th

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    Price:
  • $170 Program Price
  • $190 Patron Price
Room: Main Shrine Room

If paying the full price is a hardship for you, please see the pay what you can afford information below.

In Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky our awareness continues to expand. This is likened to the open clear sky of mind, which is a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy.

By learning to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment with gentleness and precision, the Shambhala teachings help us to soften our hearts and appreciate the sacredness of our daily lives.

Every Shambhala Training level includes thorough meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, one-on-one meetings to clarify questions, talks by senior teachers, group discussions and a concluding reception.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart
Recommended: Fearlessness in Everyday Life.

 

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Shambhala weekends are structured to offer participants teachings and an in-depth meditation retreat. Attendance is required for the Friday night talk and for each session of the program.

Note: Shambhala Training Level V completes the first series of Shambhala Training levels. Those participants who have completed Shambhala Training Levels I – V, as well as the five classes in the “Everyday Life” series (Meditation, Contentment, Joy, Fearlessness and Wisdom), are invited to attend Rigden: Unconditional Confidence.
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About the Way of Shambhala:

The Way of Shambhala is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, each followed by a five-week course that expands upon what was offered in the weekend and brings the practice of meditation into everyday life.

The Way of Shambhala introduces the entire Shambhala path. This series offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there, how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our community and our whole society.

The course Wisdom in Everyday Life is recommended as a companion class for Level V. The dates for the class are February 26 thru March 26.  The prerequisite for Wisdom in Everyday Life is Fearlessness in Everyday Life. Please click here for a full description and chart of the Way of Shambhala.

 

 




Adana Barbieri is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Lineage, having begun her studies initially with the Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche in Boulder in 1974.​ ​She has served in various capacities at SMC, most recently as the Director of Community Health and Well Being. She is a founding partner of DralaGroup, LLC, ​which is working to develop a model for contemplative cohousing communities​. Adana ​is ​also ​a founding member and​ ​​the​ Executive Director of Courageous Women, Fearless Living a non-profit organization that runs retreats for women touched by cancer.


Pay what you can afford
In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “pay as much as 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 questions concerning our policy, please contact the Registrar 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.