Awakened Heart - Shambhala Training Level IV

July 13th—July 27th

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  • $75.00 Standard Price
  • $90.00 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can
Room: BSMC

We are continuing our new schedule format for the Way of Shambhala classes.  Each class will be scheduled in a weekly format: three Saturdays from 9 am to noon, with opportunities to make up sessions you miss.

The Shambhala Training arc offers guidance in gradually deepening our personal meditation practice as a pathway to developing connection with and confidence in our fundamental human goodness, worthiness and bravery.  Practice follows the trajectory described in Chögyam Trungpa’s book, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior.   Level IV: Awakened Heart is the third in a series of five programs. which are taken in sequence.

In Awakened Heart, with trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality we learn to awaken and open our hearts so we can communicate fully with the world. Rather than using our experiences to re-generate habitual patterns, we can use them as reminders to further wake up. When we approach our world in an open and inquisitive way, we let the world touch our heart, and our heart wakes up to the touch.

In each weekly session, we will listen to a talk from Level IV as presented on Shambhala Online by David and Trudy Sable, practice the meditation style for the Level, and have our own discussion.

The program will be hybrid, with the Zoom link made available upon registration.

Prerequisite: Warrior in the World (Level III)


Generosity Policy applies:  The Birmingham Shambhala Center does not wish restricted finances ever to interfere with one’s ability to receive the teachings. 

  • If paying the full price presents an obstacle to your participation, please use the “Pay what you can” option for registering, filling in the box with the price you are paying.  You can pay online with PayPal or a credit/debit car, or pay the amount at the door.
  • If you need to arrange a payment plan,  please make arrangements prior to the program by contacting Nick Buckner 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.