Shambhala Training Level IV - Awakened Heart

with Acharya Emily Bower

April 6th—April 7th

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  • $170 Full Price
  • $140 Concession Rate
Room: Saxon Street

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Acharya Emily Bower
April 6th / 8:30am-6pm & April 7th/ 8:30am-6pm

33 Saxon Street, Brunswick

In Shambhala Training IV, we learn how to open our hearts so we can communicate more fully with the world. Rather than using our experiences as an occasion to regenerate habitual patterns, we can use them as reminders to further wake up. When we allow ourselves to meet the world without hope and fear, we find a resource of energy and steadiness. With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world as it is.

With the guidance of Acharya Emily Bower, you will learn a meditation practice that builds upon the technique learned in Shambhala Training Level III. The weekend provides students with a means not to only raise their gaze but to do so with an awakened heart, both on and off the cushion.


Shambhala Training Level III.


The course operates all day Saturday and Sunday, from 8.30am to 6pm both days.


The cost of the weekend Level IV is $170 full price, and $140 concession. Payment plans are available for people who need them; please contact Jeff. Students who are repeating pay half-price.

Tea, coffee and snacks are provided.  Participants are requested to bring their own lunch both days, or shop nearby the venue.


Saxon Street runs parallel to Sydney Road. 33 Saxon Street is a former school, now community venue. Come in one of the entrances on Saxon Street and we will find each other.

In terms of parking, there is limited unrestricted street parking in Phoenix Street west of Saxon Street. Abutting Phoenix Street is a Woolworths and a paid car park with maximum periods of 4 hours. Nearby in Dawson Street, there is a car park next to the railway station that is free on the weekends.

Tram 55 goes up and down Sydney Road, stop off at Dawson or Albert Streets, and the closest train station is Brunswick.

About Shambhala Training

Shambhala Training offers a structured path of meditation and emotional intelligence education rooted in the ancient wisdom of the Shambhala tradition and created for the challenges of modern, everyday existence.

The Shambhala Training path consists of program suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition.

This comprehensive overview of mindfulness meditation and contemplative living practices presents the view that when we foster a more awake relationship with ourselves, we are creating a more awake and compassionate world.

About the Teacher

Emily Bower has been an acharya, or senior teacher, in the Shambhala International Buddhist community for 12 years, and has studied with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön for over 25 years. After having been critical of herself from an early age, she has found an encouraging and enriching treasure of teachings in the Shambhala tradition. In addition to teaching meditation workshops and leading intensive retreats, she works as a book editor, specializing in Buddhism, yoga, and psychology. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Tibetan translator Peter Alan Roberts.

Further Information: 

If you have any further questions please contact Jeff on 0457056601.