Program Details

Joy in Everyday Life


with Trudy Sable & Robert Gailey
April 17 / 7:00 PM - May 15 / 9:00 PM

This course teaches us practical methods to develop ongoing kindness toward ourselves and others. By training in virtue and compassion, we cultivate a gentle and fearless heart. With discipline, we discover joy.


We will explore the Mahayana Buddhist teachings, as well as the Shambhala dignity of Perky and its qualities of cheerfulness, health, and freedom from doubt.

Prerequisite: Contentment in Everyday Life


Trudy Sable Ph.D. has been teaching Buddhism since 1978, and Shambhala Training since 1980.  She has been a core teacher in the Way of Shambhala Series since its inception.  She is the Director of Aboriginal and Northern Research at Saint Mary's University and an Adjunct professor of Anthropology.  Her recent book, "The Language of this Land, Mi'kma'ki" co-authored with Mi'kmaw linguist, Bernie Francis, was recently short listed for the Atlantic Book Award. 


Bob Gailey has been a student of the Shambhala and Buddhist lineages for forty years.  He appreciates his good fortune and also knows that the challenges of life continually arise. His interest is to explore how our gentle and fearless nature as human beings can be experienced, expressed and extended to inspire society with creative possibilities. He lives in Halifax but works in many places as a consultant to business and government.

Go to Halifax's website