Shambhala Training Level 4: Awakened Heart

with Dr. Esther Seibold

April 20th—April 22nd

Date details +
  • $108 Sustaining Price
  • $130 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

“Basic goodness is very closely connected to the idea of bodhicitta in the Buddhist tradition. Bodhi means ‘awake’ or ‘wakeful’ and cittameans ‘heart,’ so bodhicitta is ‘awakened heart.’ Such awakened heart comes from being willing to face your state of mind. That may seem like a great demand, but it is necessary. The sitting practice of meditation is the means to rediscover basic goodness, and beyond that, it is the means to awaken this genuine heart within yourself.”

— Chögyam Trungpa

In Level IV the boundaries between “us in here” and the “world out there” become more permeable. Our natural curiosity takes us deeper as our hearts open and we learn to let more of the world in, allowing ourselves to be touched without closing down out of fear. And we start to see that who we are and what the world is are not as separate as we might have assumed. We begin to discover our inherent confidence, patience, and generosity.


6:30pm   Registration
7:00pm   Program

8:30am      Breakfast
9am-5pm   Program

8:30am      Breakfast
9am-1pm   Program
1pm           Reception

This training level will be led by Esther Seibold. She is a long time member of the Shambhala Buddhist community.  She has  been a director of Shambhala Training levels and Shambhala curriculum since the mid 1990's.  Esther lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her husband and cat, and works as a Maternal Child health nurse.

Please register by
 MARCH 19TH (and sooner if possible) so we know if we have enough participants to hold the program.