Program Details


July 21 / 12:00 PM - August 25 / 6:00 PM


 July 21 - August 25, 2013

 Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear.  Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly.  We dare to face life and death as they are.  The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond the emotions of hope and fear to experience equanimity.

 This online learning program takes place over a five week period, July 21 - August 25, 2013.  Each week you will watch a prerecorded talk by a Shambhala senior teacher or Acharya, read some brief supplementary texts, practice any assigned contemplations or exercises, and connect with your assigned study partner to discuss your view of the teaching.  We will then gather together as a group on Sunday, August 25.  We will sit together, watch the final talk (#5), discuss that talk and the FIEL teachings as a whole, and share some tea and snacks.

 The cost for this program is $85, payable to Shambhala Online.  Their generosity policy allows you to pay more or less, depending or your circumstances.  You will need access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection to play the streaming videos.  They utilize Adobe Flash Player software, which is not supported on some Apple devices (such as iPhones and iPads).  Contact the Program Coordinator, Arel Good (, 317-840-8393) if you have any questions or problems.

 Prerequisites:  Joy In Everyday Life (JIEL) is a prerequisite for this program.

 Click the button below to receive instructions on how to register with Shambhala Online for the video portions of this program.  You will also receive detailed information about the local aspects of the program.


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