Program Details

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V


with Richard John
November 19 / 7:00 PM - November 21 / 5:30 PM

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.

Our weekend commencement at 8:30 includes time for coffee & tea, meeting each other in a relaxed space.


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.


Prerequisites
The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I
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


Price
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Students, Seniors, and Limited Income
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. 


Contact
For questions contact JoshuaRaen, manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org


Hybrid Program
This is a hybrid program that will take place with attendees both in-person and on Zoom. There is limited space for socially-distanced, fully vaccinated, and masked attendees in our center. If you wish to attend in-person, please leave us a note in the comments field when you register. 

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