Shambhala Training Level V - Open Sky
with Shastri Jeffrey Stevens
By learning to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment with gentleness and precision, the Shambhala teachings help us to soften our hearts and appreciate the sacredness of our daily lives. Shambhala Training Level V completes the first weekend series of Shambhala Training levels.
Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level IV.
For Way of Shambhala participants it is highly recommended to have also taken the course 'FEARLESSNESS in Everyday Life'.
STAFFING: If you've completed Level V, we invite you to volunteer to help staff this program! It also is recommended [but not required] to have taken the Shambhala "View of staffing/coordinating" training. In Denver, this was held in April 2011 with Barbara Smith and in December 2011 with Michael Levy, but it has been offered at other Shambhala Centers, too. Please contact Liz St. John, who is coordinating this program, at [email protected], if you're interested in staffing, or sign up via SMCD's Volunteer webpage here.
About Shastri Jeffrey Stevens:
A longtime student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Jeffrey began studying and practicing the Shambhala Buddhist path in 1992. He has an academic background in philosophy, anthropology, and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. His occasionally humorous teaching style emphasizes a precise understanding of the mechanics of meditation, and he encourages students to articulate what they have learned with each new step in their education. In his professional life, he is a founding partner of August Wealth Group, a financial management company. He serves as Shastri, a senior teacher of the Shambhala tradition, at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver.
Generosity Policy: Please contemplate how much you can offer and give more or the suggested amount above based on your individual circumstances. The suggested program price reflects our costs to offer the program. Our generosity policy supports individuals who have special circumstances and need to "pay-what-you-can" due to financial hardship. To take advantage of our generosity policy, please contact us in advance of this Program at: [email protected]. Thank you!