Program Details

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Jesse Miller & Rodger Pool
March 23 / 9:00 AM - April 6 / 4:00 PM

With Jesse Miller (in San Francisco)

Two Day Programme

Saturday 23 March and Saturday 6 April

9am – 4pm

Auckland Shambhala Centre

 By making a deep connection to the present moment and understanding our mind  through the practice of meditation, we learn to make friends with ourselves

 What happens when we stop avoiding ourselves and the present moment and practise simply being with whatever is going on in our lives?  When we deepen our experience and understanding of ourselves through the practice of meditation, we more fully become who we already are. We can cultivate courage and stability amidst our daily complexities of jobs, responsibilities, relationships, desires, concerns and uncertainties.
Meditation in Everyday Life is the first programme in the Way of Shambhala curriculum, a structured path of meditation and study that weaves the streams of the Shambhala teachings and traditional buddhism into a single, experiential path for our lives and world. 
Both new and experienced students can deepen their experience and understanding of meditation and how to sustain a sitting practice in the midst of our speedy environment.  There is a focus on open discussion of the challenges we all face in our practice, and a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society. 

Way of Shambhala is now a prerequisite for advanced Shambhala programmes and experienced students are encouraged to participate.

Jesse Miller will be teaching this programme via Skype hookup, together with Rodger Pool in Auckland.  

Senior teacher Jesse Miller has a close and long-time connection to the Auckland Shambhala Centre.  A former student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and current student of Sakyong Mipham, Jesse lives in the Bay area of San Francisco, teaches throughout the USA and visits us regularly.  Rodger is a senior practitioner in the Auckland Shambhala sangha, former Centre Director, and a student of Sakyong Mipham.   

Two Day Programme Fee:
Early Bird - payments received by 15 March: $140; members $80; unwaged $70
Payments received after 15 March: $160; members $100; unwaged $80
Fee includes croissants and coffee on arrival each day at 9am and a reception on 6 April to conclude.

To register email Anya Zvedzina

The following methods are available for pre-payments:

Online Deposit: into Auckland Shambhala Centre bank account: 12-3015-0605321-00.  Please reference with: 1. your name and 2. the programme name or 'MIEL'.

Cheques: crossed, and made out to Auckland Shambhala Buddhist Trust can be posted to Shambhala Level One, 19 Nandana Drive, Glen Eden, Auckland.

Turning the Mind into an Ally  by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, is the suggested text for this course, and we will also be using readings from Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior  by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.   Both books will be available from the Shambhala Centre if you wish to purchase.


·        Our policy of generosity ensures that no student is prevented from attending for reasons of financial hardship.  If you require further assistance, please talk to us.



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