Way of Shambhala I - Joy in Everyday Life with Alice Dan and Barbara Gormley
May 11 / 10:00 AM - June 1 / 4:00 PM
NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this course: Way of Shambhala I - Contentment in Everyday Life
Joy in Everyday Life begins to impart the noble heart of the Mahayana teachings - opening to the virtue and celebration of compassion. This class is a strong introduction to the Buddhist concept of awakened heart (often referred to as Bodhicitta.) Through contemplative methods for arousing compassion, we further develop kindness towards ourselves and others. We emphasize the joy and invigoration that comes from discipline.
The teachings of this aspect of warriorship are symbolized by the dignity of the Lion, which represents the qualities of cheerfulness, health and freedom from doubt.
There are five classes. Classes 1 and 2 will both take place on May 11; Class 3 will take place on May 18, and Classes 4 and 5 will take place on June 1, 2013.
The Four Immeasurables are:
May all sentient beings enjoy happiness and the root of happiness.
May they be free from suffering and the root of suffering.
May they not be separated from the great happiness devoid of suffer- ing.
May they dwell in the great equanimity free from passion,aggression, and prejudice