Contentment in Everyday Life
March 13 / 7:00 PM - April 10 / 9:00 PM
Contentment is hard to find. We usually think contentment is found in things, achievements or experiences.
Contentment in Everyday Life is a 5-week course offering an experiential training in contentment, as well as an exploration of the obstacles or challenges to experiencing simplicity, gentleness and mindfulness in everyday life. The course responds with practical suggestions to the question "How can I bring the contentment of meditation into my everyday life?"
This is an introductory class in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. It offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of an enlightened society created through mindfulness-awareness meditation, and how the stability and wisdom cultivated through this practice can expand to benefit the world around us.
Each class includes meditation and/or contemplation, some social element, a presentation, and time for a discussion of how the material relates to our personal life.
No prerequisite: This course is open to all.
Please plan on attending each session of the program. The first and last classes are especially important.
The Way of Shambhala series provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation and is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, each with an accompanying five-week course. The 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. CONTENTMENT can be taken as the first or second of the five courses, as there is no pre-requisite to attend.
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.