Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky Weekend Retreat
with Shastri Manuel Medeiros
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.
Within each module, the courses or weekend retreats are designed to be taken sequentially. For example, within the Shambhala Training weekend retreats, participants progress from level I through Level V in sequence. You may begin with any of the first three modules listed above.
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.
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
$90 Full-time students
$90 To repeat the level
Membership discounts apply. For financial aid or work-study please contact Mery, volunteer [at] sfshambhala [dot] org, at least a week in advance. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Brad: bradcazden [at] gmail [dot] com
Shastri Manuel Medeiros became a student of the Druk Sakyong in 1980. In 1981 his wife Patricia and he became founding members of what is now the Davis Shambhala Center. He served as Chair of the Northern California Shambhala Board of Directors from 2007 to 2013, when he was appointed Shastri. He recently retired from the California Attorney General's office, where he held the position of Solicitor General since 2002. His wife Patricia is the Regional Representative of the Shambhala Office of Culture & Decorum. They have two adult daughters living in Southern California and expect to become grandparents in June, 2013.