Program Details

Contentment in Everyday Life


with Melissa Howell & Seth Levinson
November 15 / 7:00 PM - December 13 / 9:00 PM

Contentment is hard to find. We usually think contentment is found in things, achievements or experiences. 


Contentment in Everyday Life is a 5-week course offering an experiential training in contentment, as well as an exploration of the obstacles or challenges to experiencing simplicity, gentleness and mindfulness in everyday life. The course responds with practical suggestions to the question "How can I bring the contentment of meditation into my everyday life?"



This is an introductory class in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. It offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of an enlightened society created through mindfulness-awareness meditation, and how the stability and wisdom cultivated through this practice can expand to benefit the world around us.



Class topics:
Class 1: Introducing Contentment: "Friendly to Oneself"



Class 2: Contemplating Contentment: "Nowness"



Class 3: Suffering & The Four Noble Truths: "Meeting Suffering with Gentleness"



Class 4: Working with Emotions & Buddhist Psychology



Class 5: The Confidence of Contentment


Contentment in Everyday Life is both a companion class to Shambhala Training Level II, is also an excellent introductory course on it's own. Open to everyone.

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