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Location: Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre

Awakened Heart – Shambhala Training Level IV

“The point of Shambhala Training is to get out of the cocoon, which is the shyness and aggression in which we have wrapped ourselves.”  —Chögyam Trungpa

In this program we learn to allow our hearts to open so that we can communicate fully with the world. With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. We discover that we can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness. 


The program includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and a reception on Sunday.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level III

Recommended reading:

(These books are available in the “Shambhala Shop” at the Shambhala Centre.)


Director – Paul Belserene

Paul first encountered Buddhism and meditation in 1974 with the visit of the 16th Karmapa to Vancouver. He joined the Shambhala community in 1996 and has been practicing and teaching Shambhala Training for more than 20 years. He taught creative writing at UBC Continuing Studies for 40 years and as a Consulting Storyteller he helps organizations align their vision and strategies with the needs and aspirations of their communities. 

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2024-02-29 02:06:47