Program Details

Way of Shambhala - Contentment in Everyday Life


with David Rook
November 13 / 6:00 PM - December 11 / 8:00 PM

"Suffering is a result of roaming, the urge to keep looking for an external source of happiness. Much of our stress these days is caused by simple lack of contentment." -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


This seminar builds on the discovery of basic goodness and introduces the foundational teachings of Buddhism. By seeing clearly the painful conditions and emotions that keep us trapped in habitual patterns, we can open further to our inherent goodness. This retreat trains us to develop gentleness, precision, appreciation, and steadiness. Practicing these qualities leads to contentment, which helps us extend our mindfulness practice into everyday awake action.


David Rook. Life long resident of upstate New York. Intellectual property attorney including patent law and litigation. Degrees in biology, business and law. Practitioner and student of Shambhala buddhadharma with Vajradhatu and Shambhala International since 1979. Student of Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso Rinpoche, and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Teacher and meditation instructor with Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany since 1981.

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