Shambhala Training Level 5 - Open sky

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10 June 2017 - 11 June 2017
Herb Elsky


This Level 5 will exceptionally take place in Limoges.
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Shambhala Training

Developed by Chogyam Trungpa in 1976, Shambhala Training offers teachings based the vision that every human being has a natural source of innate wakefulness that we can discover, cultivate and express in our life.

This path is open to anyone seeking to develop gentleness and strength through meditation. Shambhala Training is a series of contemplative workshops suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness that is used can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and way of life.

Meditation practice helps us to examine our states of mind without trying to change them. This practice encourages openness to oneself and what’s around us. It transforms the way we habitually see our life and our world. Our old habits and patterns become more transparent, leaving room for a more direct appreciation of situations.

The “Heart of Warriorship" curriculum consists of five weekend programs that include meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews and group discussions.

Levels I-V provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humour, and dignity within the complexity of daily life.

Level V: Open Sky

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 trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment.

In the program: walking and sitting meditation, talks, silent periods, group discussions. The program is taught in French, translation to English is available upon request 2 months in advance.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Level IV.

Practical information

This program starts on Saturday 10th of June at 9:00 and ends Sunday 11th of June at 17:00 after the festive tea break. It will be held at : Centre de Yoga Allaman - 4 passage Montjovis - 87000 Limoges.

Cost of programme :80 € (excluding accommodation and meals). Students and unemployed: 40 €.
Material fee: 20 €

Information and registration : website Limoges group, mail :


Herbert Elsky is a senior student of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche and Mipham Rinpoche.
 He met Trungpa Rinpoche in Los Angeles in 1971 and he was one of the founding members of the Los Angeles "Dharmadhatu", the original name for Shambhala Centres. He was the Director of Shambhala Training in Los Angeles and later the Head of Practice at Karme Choling. He worked closely with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, when Rinpoche was developing and presenting the teachings about “Dharma Art”.

In 1995 he moved to France with his wife Catherine, to establish Dechen Choling as a major practice centre. He was the Head of Practice at Dechen Choling from 1995-1997. Herb teaches all levels of Shambhala Training and Shambhala Art throughout Europe.
He is an artist, a sculptor, who exhibited his sculptures of transparent resin regularly in art galleries whilst living in Los Angeles. Since moving to France he has created the “La Baluba" theatre as his work has evolved towards sound and performance work.