Program Details

Way of Shambhala 1: Joy in Everyday Life

with Sallie Noble
November 18 / 11:30 AM - December 23 / 1:30 PM

Joy in Everyday Life

Where do we find joy in our lives? Does it creep up on us? Do we spend much of our lives searching for it? According to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, joy can be experienced in the most ordinary moments of life: in domesticity, work, or leisure. By cultivating the noble-heart of compassion, we open further to joy through engaging in practices that foster greater kindness toward ourselves and others in our everyday lives.

Through practical methods, Joy In Everyday Life helps us develop ongoing kindness towards others and ourselves. By training in virtue and compassion, we cultivate a gentle and fearless heart. With discipline, we discover joy. This class explores the Mahayana Buddhist teachings in combination with the dignity of the lion, and its qualities of cheerfulness, health and freedom from doubt.

Prerequisite: Contentment in Everyday Life (exceptions can be made; please contact us)

JIEL Class 1 Introducing Joy
JIEL Class 2 Awakened Heart
JIEL Class 3 The Trap of Doubt
JIEL Class 4 Compassion in Action: The Paramitas
JIEL Class 5 Discipline and the Virtues of the Higher Realms, Celebration

The Way of Shambhala I is our core practice and education program. It includes five Shambhala Training weekend programs (The Art of Bring Human through Open Sky), and five companion 5-week classes (Meditation in Everyday Life through Wisdom in Everyday Life). Students are encouraged to do both together, but it is possible to do just the weekends in order, or just the classes in order. To proceed beyond WoS I, all weekends and week night classes are required.

To register please click the register button below. In order to complete registration, please continue to Paypal to make your online payment. Alternatively, you can send a check with JIEL November 2012 in the memo line, made out to Phoenix Shambhala Center to:


Shambhala Training
Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center
1202 E. Maryland Avenue, Suite G 2nd Fl, Phoenix,  AZ 85014
Tel. 602-910-1418    Email:
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