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Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - November 21 @ 5:00 pm America/Los_Angeles

USD 150

with Acharya Richard John
Contact person: Robert Fox

Trusting our true nature and letting go into the present moment.

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment.

This weekend workshop includes meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews and group discussions. Open Sky is the fifth in a series of five weekend workshops.

The Weekend Retreats
The weekend retreats are opportunities to deepen one’s practice of meditation in a powerful environment that meets the needs of a work-week and family life. Rather than having to go away for meditation experience, we provide this training in local communities.

All are welcome to participate. The Way of Shambhala is open to people of all religious backgrounds or no religious background. It is recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as those looking to enrich their personal spiritual path and social action in the world.

Acharya Richard John was an early student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Richard was appointed acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. For many years he has taught Shambhala Buddhist programs throughout North America. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey, and leads annual 10-Day Mahamudra Retreats at SMC, Dorje Denma Ling, Karme Chöling, and Casa Werma. Richard and his wife Liz live in Halifax, Canada.

Heart Gifts
It is customary to offer a monetary Heart Gift to the teacher. Acharyas receive no salary or benefits, and depend upon this income in order to teach for a living. This is completely voluntary according to your inspiration. There is no suggested amount–any amount is appreciated.

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Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II
Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III
Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV
9/18 & 9/19 in Davis

$150 Program Price
$200 Patron Price
$75 Students, Seniors, and Limited Income
$40 Repeater Price (write in the amount)
Or pay what you an afford. Write in the amount. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. 

For questions contact Robert, education [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org

This is being planned as a hybrid program held both on Zoom and in-person with COVID precautions. As we get closer to the date, we will have a better idea of the details. 

Other cost options (see details on registration page)
USD 200
USD 75


November 19 @ 7:00 pm America/Los_Angeles
November 21 @ 5:00 pm America/Los_Angeles
USD 150
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Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center
(510) 841-3242
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Meditation Hall – Berkeley
2288 Fulton St. Ste 202
Berkeley, CA 94704 UNITED STATES
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