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Location: Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level IV [Hybrid]

 Awakened heart comes from being willing to face your state of mind. 

The sitting practice of meditation is a means to awaken this within you.

 —Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Deepen your meditation practice, and continue along the path of the Shambhala teachings on warriorship, in this weekend retreat.

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV builds on the presentation of basic goodness in Shambhala Level I,  the teachings on “cocoon” in Shambhala Level II, and the exploration of fearlessness in Level III. 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 can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness.

We will expand our meditation practice further, building on the mindfulness-awareness techniques learned in Shambhala Training Levels I, II, and III, and exploring real techniques for how to be even more present for both ourselves and others with more care and curiosity.

This program is being offered through Shambhala Online and will be taught by David and Trudy Sable. We will stream it live and participate as a group with our own discussions. Our center will organize both an in-person group as well as a group for those who wish to participate online. Once registered, we will reach out to you to see if you wish to participate online, in-person, or both.

Included in the Retreat

  • Guided meditation instruction
  • Sitting and walking meditation
  • Talks by an experienced teacher 
  • Silent periods
  • Question & answer periods
  • Group discussions
  • Individual meetings with a trained Meditation Instructor 
  • Connecting with people interested in meditation and discovering the brilliance of the world around them!


Shambhala Training Level III. Awakened Heart is the fourth retreat in a progressive series of weekend retreats, meaning each weekend is a requirement for the following weekend.

Saturday & Sunday, March 16-17th: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM PST

Please register at the link below via the Shambhala Online website. Be sure to list Portland as your affiliated center! Underneath the name and email fields is a space to list which center you are involved with. Half of the fee will be returned to the Portland Shambhala Center. 

Questions? Email [email protected]



David Sable & Trudy Sable (bios coming soon)


About Shambhala Training

Shambhala Training is designed to help us develop fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. These qualities arise out of meditation practice and the study of Shambhala warriorship principles. 

Developed by Chögyam Trungpa in 1976, Shambhala Training offers teachings based on the vision that every human being has a natural source of innate wakefulness that we can discover, cultivate and express in our life.

This path is open to anyone seeking to develop gentleness and strength through meditation. Shambhala Training is a series of contemplative workshops suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness-awareness meditation can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and way of life.

Meditation practice helps us to examine our states of mind without trying to change them. This practice encourages openness to oneself and what’s around us, and transforms the way we habitually see our life and our world. Our old habits and patterns become more transparent, leaving room for a more direct appreciation of situations.

The “Heart of Warriorship” curriculum consists of five weekend retreats that include meditation training and practice, talks by senior teachers, personal interviews, and group discussions.

Levels I-V provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity within the complexity of daily life.

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