Online - Shambhala Training Weekend 5: Open Sky

with David Hope

November 27th—November 28th

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  • £90 Full Price
  • £75 Early Bird
Room: Online Via Zoom
About Shambhala Training Weekend 5:  Open Sky
Having developed trust in basic goodness we can appreciate the freedom of the open sky of mind and celebrate our journey along the path of warriorship. Letting go is having the courage to give up our reservations, hesitation and conventional logic and fully manifest as warriors . Having made friends with ourselves through the practice of meditation, we can relax and live with confidence, sensitivity and tenderness. Through this we discover the joy of wakefulness, living each moment vividly present. This naturally connects us to others and caring for our world. The sun of goodness shines in the vast open space of freedom from fixed mind.
Prerequisites: Shambhala Training Levels 1- 4


About the teacher

David Hope has been involved in Shambhala for 40 years. He helped establish the London Shambhala Centre in the early 1980’s. He set up Shambhala Training in Britain and ran it for many years. Since then he has taught widely in Europe and other countries worldwide, including Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. He has been involved with Dechen Chöling, our residential practice centre in France, since its beginnings in 1995, as one of the first co-directors, and in many other ways. In 2005 he was appointed as Acharya (a senior teacher) for the Shambhala community, a position which he stepped down from in the June 2020.


The early bird registration fee of £75 is available until 20th November, after which time the fee will be £90. A concession fee of £55 is available for those earning below £17,000 per annum and a concession fee of £45 is available for those earning below £12,000. 

Please contact [email protected] to apply for a concession.

We don't want cost to be a barrier so if anyone is in financial hardship, please feel warmly invited to get in touch for further concessions.

Repeat attenders
If you have previously attended this course and would like to do so again, you may attend for 50% of the price of either the full cost or the concessionary cost, depending on income, so either £45, £35, £27 or £22.  Please contact [email protected] for a discount code.

Payment Terms and Conditions

Please register and pay in full on registration. Cancellation up to 1 week before the programme will receive a full refund, after that there will be a £20 fee charged for cancellation up until the 26th November after which no refund is granted.


Preparing for an online retreat:

  • It is important to set time aside for the retreat. Putting aside distracting technology during the retreat will be helpful.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Have a good internet signal for zoom sessions, and a camera so you can interact on video
  • Find a quiet, clean uplifted environment for the retreat, preferrably away from others in your house.
  • Tell housemates you’re unavailable during practice sessions. You’ll be able to catch up during breaks.
  • Have a comfortable chair or sitting cushion.


The Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the programme, please complete registration and payment to receive the link


For further information please email: [email protected]