Program Details

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Barbara Hirschfeld & Irv Kirschbaum
October 14 / 10:45 AM - November 18 / 4:00 PM

This is the first course in the Way of Shambhala I series. There are no pre-requisites, and the public is cordially invited to attend. This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation can become part of one’s life, revealing our innate stability, strength and clarity.

The Way of Shambhala I is our core practice and education program. It includes both the weekend Shambhala Training Levels I-V and the five companion 5-week classes: “Meditation in Everyday Life” through “Wisdom in Everyday Life.” You are encouraged to do both together, but it is possible to do just the weekends in order, or just the classes in order. In order to continue beyond Way of Shambhala I, however, completion of all weekends and classes are required.

Over the course of a year, the Way of Shambhala series offers a structured path of meditation and an introduction to all that Shambhala offers. It also offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of Enlightened Society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our whole society.

Meditation in Everyday Life provides continuity between Shambhala Training Levels I and II and offers a community in which to discuss and clarify basic sitting meditation. The class will study the principles of meditation as presented in the books "Turning the Mind into an Ally" and "Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior."

The cost for the full program is $60 for members; $75 for non-members. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Refer to our Generosity Policy on this page on this website.  If required, please e-mail Kerry Schwartz to arrange to discuss an accommodation as soon as possible, but no later than five days before the program is scheduled to begin.

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