Program Details

Way of Shambhala I - Meditation in Everyday Life

with Jeffrey Stevens
September 10 / 7:00 PM - October 8 / 9:00 PM

Please note the MIEL program prices above are suggested. We invite you to register for the program, participate, and as you can afford or are inspired, help offset the costs with a payment sometime during the program.


Beginning a New Cycle

Meditation in Everyday Life presents peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and ways that meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily life. By deepening our experience and understanding of ourselves through the practice of meditation, we more fully become who we already are.

This five week course is open to anyone - there are NO prerequisites. Shambhala Training Level I - The Art of Being Human is not a pre-requisite. Each evening class allows for open discussion.

Meditation in Everyday Life meets on five Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm, beginning September 10th, 2013.

The Way of Shambhala series provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation and is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, each followed by a five-week course. This 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. MEDITATION in Everyday Life is the first of five courses in the Way of Shambhala series.

Over the course of a year, 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.

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.

Contentment in Everyday Life, the second in the series of five, will be offered following Shambhala Training Level II, and will introduce precision of mind and the development of contentment.

Although the first two courses in this series can be taken with no pre-requisites, if you are new to Shambhala Training it is best if these courses are taken following the weekend Shambhala Training levels.

The entire Way of Shambhala Series is directed by experienced Shambhala teachers under the guidance of the Shambhala lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

STAFFING: If you've completed Level III and MIEL, we invite you to volunteer to help staff this program! It also is recommended [but not required] to have taken the "Shambhala Path of Staffing" training. In Denver, this was held in May 2013 with Shastri Janet Solyntjes, but it has been offered at other Shambhala Centers, too. Until the coordinator is announced, the staffing contact is Laurie Lavine (lklavine@ 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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