Contentment in Everyday Life
with Mark Blumenfeld
November 20 / 7:00 PM - December 18 / 9:00 PM
Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Difficult emotions and challenges of life can be met with gentleness, mindfulness and inquisitiveness.
As we continue with the Contentment in Everyday Life series, meditation experience is deepened through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. We explore the foundational views of the hinayana Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Through understanding the painful conditions and emotions that keep us trapped in habitual patterns, we can open to our inherent goodness and express the qualities of the Tiger: gentleness, appreciation and steadiness.
This is the second class in the first year of the Way of Shambhala series, however there is no prerequisite. It is recommended that you have had Shambhala meditation instruction, Shambhala Training Levels I-II and/or Meditation in Everyday Life
Please note: This class is required to proceed to the next class Joy in Everyday Life in the Way of Shambhala I series.
The Shambhala Meditation Center of Madison encourages program participants to pay what they can afford. People whose financial situation limits their ability to pay may contribute to the extent they are able. No one will be turned away for lack of payment.
Individuals who are not able to pay the full program fee should pre-register for programs online and indicate their request in the "notes" section provided. It is not necessary to provide an explanation. Individuals may also request that the program coordinator contact them personally.