• Camping on Sky Lake grounds – $500.00
  • No Lodging - Commuter – $420.00
  • Shared Room – $588.00
  • Shrine room – $500.00
  • Single room- Based on availability. Please check before paying in full. – $860.00

Date & Time Details: More details TBA.

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Awakened Heart & Open Sky: Shambhala Training Levels IV & V

With Shastri Nicholas Kranz

August 3 - 7, 2018

Prerequisites: Shambhala Training Levels I, II, & III.

Shambhala Training Levels IV and V are the concluding levels of the Heart of Warriorship program. These two levels provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuine confidence, humor, and personal dignity within the complexity of daily life.

Level IV: Awakened Heart

When we enter the world in an open and vulnerable way, we let the world touch our heart, and our heart wakes up to the touch. We encounter the world with clear perception, free from our conventional ways of thinking and experiencing.

Level V: Open Sky

With our body resting on the earth, no different from the earth, and our mind resting in the sky, no different from the sky, we encounter the vastness of heaven joined with the primordial depth of earth in our own being. This state is the basis for our activity in the world.

The levels can be taken separately, but the program is offered as one continuous retreat.   Level IV will begin at 7:30pm on Friday, August 3rd and continue through the afternoon of Sunday, August 5th.  Level V will begin at 7:30 pm on Sunday, August 5th and ends at 5PM on Tuesday, August 7th.  Price for one level will be 1/2 the listed price.

Material fee for Level V: $20 will be collected from those attending this program.

If you would like to register for only 1 of the levels, not both, please select your lodging or commuter option, pay the deposit only, and we will collect the correct amount (1/2 the price listed) at registration.  Please note which program you will take.


Shastri Nicholas Kranz
Shastri Nick Kranz has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1997. He has developed an approach to cultural transformation in the practice of Social Meditation, and worked with Youth Leadership development in the Shambhala community for the last decade. He brings the wisdom of meditation practice to businesses and organizations with He is interested in the intersection of social entrepreneurship, awakened intentional community, and collaborative right livelihood.
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