Program Details

WAY OF SHAMBHALA I: Joy in Everyday Life (Westside Shambhala)

with David Dubin & Sharon Owyang
November 15 / 7:30 PM - December 20 / 9:30 PM

Prerequisites: Contentment in Everyday Life (CIEL). It is also highly recommended that students have taken Shambhala Training Level Three.

We often approach our lives with the idea that joy comes from the fulfillment of our personal desires. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, we begin to discover the confidence and inspiration for a life of cheerful discipline, health and bravery.

This is the third class in our core curriculum (  The class includes meditation instruction, talks, periods of meditation practice, discussion, and a variety of contemplative practice activities.

Please note that there will be no class on November 22.


David Dubin, MD is a former Emergency Room physician and clinical professor of outpatient medicine at Boston University. He is a long-time student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and is a senior teacher of Shambhala Buddhist meditation. His medical practice is exclusively limited to neurofeedback. Dr. Dubin has offices at the Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine in Santa Monica and in Beverly Hills.

Sharon Owyang has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 2007. She is the Head of Education at SMCLA, a writer, and world traveler.

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