Wisdom in Everyday Life
with Mary Campbell
November 7 / 7:00 PM - December 12 / 9:00 PM
Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Students will receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions as they arise. 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 social action.
Prerequisite: Fearlessness in Everyday Life
Shastri Mary Campbell is a senior teacher within the Shambhala-Buddhist tradition and a student of meditation for over 30 years. In addition to teaching within Shambhala, Mary is a mental health Clinical Nurse Specialist, teaches mindfulness within health care settings, and authored a chapter on mindfulness for a nursing text book. Mary lives in Halifax with her husband Chris Morel.
The Way of Shambhala series provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation and is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, and an optional accompanying five-week course in the 'In Everyday Life' series. The 'In Everday Life' series is designed to be applied to the complexity of our daily lives, and to develop courage and sanity in these troubled times of uncertainty. WISDOM is the final course of the series.
The Shambhala Training Levels I-V and the Everyday Life classes can also each be taken as a stand alone series.
Over the course of a year, the Way of Shambhala introduces the entire Shambhala path. It offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there, how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our whole society.
The Way of Shambhala curriculum was designed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche based on the Shambhala Teachings of his father, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The Shambhala Path emphasizes the development of genuineness, confidence, good humor, and personal human dignity.