Program Details

Way of Shambhala: Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Jeffrey Stevens
May 14 / 7:00 PM - June 4 / 9:15 PM

***UPDATE as of May 8, 2013: Please note, this course will be taught over four weeks (instead of the initial schedule of five weeks)***

No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. The challenges of daily life become opportunities for both contemplative practice and meditation in action.

PREREQUISITE: Way of Shambhala - Fearlessness in Everyday Life course.
Shambhala Training Levels I - V are recommended, but not required.

STAFFING: If you've completed Shambhala Training Level V and WISDOM in Everyday Life, we invite you to volunteer to help staff this program! In addition, it is also recommended [but not required] that you have taken the Shambhala "View of staffing/coordinating" training. In Denver, this was held in April 2011 with Barbara Smith and in December 2011 with Michael Levy, but it has been offered at other Shambhala Centers, too. Until a coordinator is announced, please contact Laurie Lavine, Co-Director of Practice & Education (WOS Year 1), at, or sign up via SMCD's Volunteer webpage here.

About Shastri Jeffrey Stevens:
A longtime student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Jeffrey began studying and practicing the Shambhala Buddhist path in 1992. He has an academic background in philosophy, anthropology, and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. His occasionally humorous teaching style emphasizes a precise understanding of the mechanics of meditation, and he encourages students to articulate what they have learned with each new step in their education. In his professional life, he is a founding partner of August Wealth Group, a financial management company. He serves as Shastri, a senior teacher of the Shambhala tradition, at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver.

Generosity Policy: Please contemplate how much you can offer and give more or the suggested amount above based on your individual circumstances. The suggested program price reflects our costs to offer the program. Our generosity policy supports individuals who have special circumstances and need to "pay-what-you-can" due to financial hardship. To take advantage of our generosity policy, please contact us in advance of this Program at: Thank you!

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