Program Details

Joy in Everyday Life: A Thursday Evening Meditation Class


with Richard Weiner
May 2 / 7:00 PM - May 30 / 9:00 PM

Throughout history, people have aspired to create societies that express the dignity of human existence within a wise, flourishing culture. This is the vision of Shambhala - and the path towards creating that is meditation. Contemplative practices bring a natural sense of goodness, fearlessness, and humor into our ordinary lives.


"Joy in Everyday Life" discusses the Shambhala teachings on cheerfulness and health.Through study and practice of these teachings on discipline and the traditional Buddhist teachings of the Mahayana, we step out of the trap of our habitual patterns, free ourselves from confusion, and cultivate the noble heart of compassion. This class is a strong introduction to the Buddhist concept of bodhicitta.


The Way of Shambhala series offers a structured path of meditation and an introduction to all that Shambhala offers. It also 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.


Readings:  Optional readings will come mainly from the following texts:  Ruling Your World by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Shambhala, the Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and The Places that Scare You by Pema Chodron. 


Suggested Donation:  $25.00.  Generosity Policy applies:  The Akron-Canton
Shambhala Center does not wish restricted finances ever to interfere
with anyone’s ability to receive the teachings – please pay what you can.
If you have the resources, please apply generosity.

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