Program Details

Joy in Everyday Life

with Joanne Trubitt & Linda Murphy
May 14 / 7:00 PM - June 11 / 9:00 PM

The Way of Shambhala is a practice and study path that presents the Shambhala Buddhist teachings and explores how we can apply them in everyday life.

The Way of Shambhala: Joy in Everyday Life

"The first step of awakening buddha nature is friendship with ourselves."
-Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

This program teaches us practical methods to develop ongoing kindness toward ourselves and others. By training in virtue and compassion, we cultivate a gentle and fearless heart. With discipline, we discover joy. This program explores the Mahayana Buddhist teachings, as well as the Shambhala dignity of Perky and its qualities of cheerfulness, health, and freedom from doubt.

Recommended texts:

Turning the Mind Into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chögyam Trungpa
Ruling Your World by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Myth of Freedom by Chögyam Trungpa
Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa
The Sanity We are Born With by Chögyam Trungpa

Key elements of the course include simple instructions, experiential exercises and strong community support.

Prerequisite: "Contentment In Everyday Life" class. 

This class will be a requirement for those students desiring to attend future "In Everyday Life" classes, Rigden Weekend, the Sacred Path Shambhala Training Series, Warrior's Assembly and Seminary further down the line.

Suggested donation- $90. Generosity Policy: if money is tight and you want to attend, please contact Lauren Newton at in advance to make financial arrangements.  If money is abundant, please consider donating more.

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