Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat V: Open Sky [Online]

with Shastri David Stone

July 24th—July 26th

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  • $175 Program Price
  • $225 Patron Price
  • Generosity Policy

With our body resting on the earth, no different from the earth, with our mind resting in the sky, no different from the sky, we encounter the vastness of heaven joined with the primordial depth of earth—how they actually come together in our own being. This state serves as the basis for our activity in the world.

The class will be conducted online, and will include meditation instruction, talks, periods of meditation practice and discussions. Open to graduates of Shambhala Training IV.


We recognize that many people may be experiencing financial hardship at this time. Please pay in accordance with your circumstances (write in the amount). Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.


Shastri David Stone has been a practitioner in the Shambhala lineage since 1974. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche appointed Mr. Stone as a Shastri (resident senior teacher) for Chicago Shambhala in 2010, where he continues to serve the community in that role. He is also an instructor of Taoist qigong for the Primordial Limitless Gate School and is a senior teacher of Mudra Space Awareness. He is self-employed as a Five-Element acupuncturist in Evanston/Chicago, Illinois.

Please register and pay online in advance of the class in order to receive the Zoom link for the program. 

The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles offers a rich array of ongoing meditation programs free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →