Program Details

Contentment in Everyday Life


with Merlin Cox & Lee Hussain
November 8 / 7:30 PM - December 6 / 9:00 PM

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Difficult emotions and the challenges of life can be met with gentleness, steadiness, and humour.


This five week evening course is one of the main introductions to meditation that we offer. We highly recommend it for anyone interested in meditation, Buddhism or Shambhala. It offers both a good introduction for complete beginners and a fresh inspiration for those who may already have some experience of meditation within their own spiritual traditions.


Contentment in Everyday Life is also one of the first parts of the evening course curriculum from the Way of Shambhala, an ongoing training in meditation and how we can use Buddhist teachings to awaken to our inherent potential. This course will be taught by Merlin Cox and Lee Hussain.


Merlin Cox is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He first encountered the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1977 and attended Vajradhatu Seminary in 1988. He served as Co-Director and Director of the London Shambhala Centre from 2004 to 2011. He works as a software engineer for Amnesty International and is married with one son.


Lee Hussain has been practising meditation in the Shambhala tradition since 1995 and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He works in secondary schools and has spent three years as a subject leader in Religion and Philosophy.


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To pre-register please send a deposit of £20 payable to: 'The London Shambhala Meditation Centre' c/o London Shambhala Meditation Centre, 27 Belmont Close, London, SW4 6AY


Dates: Thursdays 8, 15, 22 & 29 November and 6 December.


Please note that our Meditation in Everyday Life & Contentment in Everyday Life courses will now be running on Thursday evenings.


Further Course Dates in 2013:


Thursdays 11 April - 9 May (5 week evening course)


8/9 June (weekend retreat)



For further information please email: ciel@shambhala.org.uk


Timings: 7:30PM until 9:30PM


£60 (£50 if booking before 11 September). £40 Concessions


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