Course 3: Joy in Everyday Life
with Seth Bregman
May 2 / 7:00 PM - June 6 / 9:00 PM
Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery.
As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Joining gentleness with discipline leads to a sense of joy. The mahayana teachings on compassion can become the inspiration for a life of bravery and freedom from doubt.
The courses are weekly, interactive, communal, and create a learning environment where the teachings are intimate and relevant. We train in meditation, and use inquiry, dialogue, and contemplative arts throughout the classes.
Seth Bregman has been a practitioner in the Shambhala Tradition for over 20 years. He is particularly interested in how conventional ideas about meditation and spirituality can become obstacles to genuine insight, relaxation and happiness. He's grateful for his unexpectedly 'normal' life which includes a lovely wife, a house in the suburbs and an exceptionally good dog named Kiki. Seth has worked in the music, film and technology industries for many years and currently works as a Director of IT for Live Nation.
There are no prerequisites for this class
Readings for the class will be taken from the following texts. Books are be available for sale in the San Francisco Shambhala bookstore, however it is not necessary to purchase the texts to take the class.
Turning the Mind Into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Ruling Your World by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Smile at Fear by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The Places that Scare You by Pema Chödrön
And additional readings from:
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Great Eastern Sun by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
$150 at the door, $130 with preregistration.
Membership discounts apply. For financial aid or work-study please contact Mery Miguez, volunteer [at] sfshambhala [dot] org, at least a week in advance. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please pre-register online to help us plan for the class.
Brad: bradcazden [at] gmail [dot] com