Program Details

The Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life


November 14 / 7:00 PM - December 5 / 9:00 PM

The Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life


Throughout history, people have aspired to create societies that express the dignity of human existence within a wise, flourishing culture. This is the vision of Shambhala - and the path towards creating this is meditation. Contemplative practices bring a natural sense of goodness, fearlessness, and humor into our ordinary lives.


The Contentment in Everyday Life course is a thorough exploration of mindfulness meditation, delving into the foundational views;; of the Hinayana Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. By acknowledging and understanding the reality of suffering we can open to our inherent goodness and express the qualities of gentleness, appreciation, and fearlessness in our everyday lives.


This is a wonderful introductory class and may be taken independently; it is the second class in our core curriculum - The Way of Shambhala, which provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation. the series is designed to be applied to the complexity of our daily lives and to develop courage and sanity in these troubled times of uncertainty.


The Way of Shambhala series offers a structured path of meditation and an introduction to all that Shambhala offers.  It also offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our whole society.


We would greatly appreciate your registering online before the class, so that we can anticipate class size for material preparation and so the Coordinator can email additional information to you before the first class meeting.


Registration is confirmed by payment. We accept payment plans, e.g. post-dated checks. this allows us to plan for the space and any materials needed. If full payment is an obstacle, please contact the Head of Way of Shambhala, Jackie Snyder jackiesnyder108@yahoo.com for other options.


If you have the means to provide a full or partial scholarship for someone else to attend this program, your donation is welcomed.


 


If you have any questions, please contact either Course Co-Coordinator:  Martha McCabe arbortex@grandecom.net or Laurie Dietrich laurie.dietrich@gmail.com


 


 



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