Program Details

Meditation in Everyday Life


with Julia Sable & Hudson Shotwell
January 17 / 7:00 PM - February 14 / 9:00 PM

By making a deep connection to the present moment and understanding our mind through the practice of meditation, we learn to make friends with ourselves.



Meditation in Everyday Life is a 5-week course that teaches mindfulness meditation and shows us how this practice can improve our daily lives in the most practical sense. We experience what happens when we stop avoiding ourselves and the present moment and practice simply being with whatever is going on in our lives. We learn to cultivate courage and stability in the daily complexities of jobs, responsibilities, relationships, and the everyday desires, concerns and uncertainties we all face. This is the 1st 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 description:
Class 1: Introduction to Meditation: Basic Goodness and Becoming Familiar with Equanimity



Class 2: Using Mindfulness and Awareness to Gather the Mind and Work with Emotions



Class 3: Overcoming the Obstacles to Meditation



Class 4: Willing to Open: The Genuine Heart
Class


5: Meditation as a Transformational Tool for Society


2 books are highly recommended for the course:
Turning the Mind Into an Ally, by Sakyong Mipham
Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, by Chogyam Trungpa

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