Meditation in Everyday Life
with Doria Cross
October 19 / 8:30 AM - October 20 / 5:30 PM
Prerequisite: None - All are welcome
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.
Meditation in Everyday Life provides an opportunity to deepen the experience and understanding of meditation for new students, with special attention on practical suggestions for establishing a sitting practice in the midst of our speedy society. Further, this program offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and can expand to impact our whole society. This view is based upon the teachings of meditation in Turning the Mind Into an Ally and Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior. It can be taken as a follow-up to Shambhala Training Level I, after Level I or II, or if you have no previous experience with meditation.
This is the first course in our core program, The Way of Shambhala, which provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation. 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. 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.
Meals: Coffee will be available in the mornings. Saturday lunch will be potluck. Participants are asked to bring a potluck dish to share. On Sunday we will either go out to eat at a local restaurant, or participants will be asked to bring at least $7.00 cash for catered lunch (please bring cash) or participants will bring a sack lunch. Details will be provided later. The group is invited to go out to dinner Saturday night, but it is not required.
We would greatly appreciate your registering online before the class, so that we can anticipate class size for material preparation.
Registration is confirmed by payment. We accept payment plans, e.g. post-dated checks. If full payment is an obstacle, please contact the Head of Way of Shambhala, Jackie Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org for other options.
If you have the means to provide a full or partial scholarship for someone else to attend this program, your donation is welcomed.
If you have any questions, please contact Administrative Coordinator Jackie Snyder email@example.com