Fearlessness in Everyday Life
with Patrick Dallas
February 25 / 7:00 PM - April 1 / 9:00 PM
As the Shambhala path continues, we learn to work with anxiety, so that we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the traditional 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 hope and fear.
Fearlessness in Everyday Life mixes meditation with the vastness of space beyond concept. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of emptiness and clear seeing, our meditation opens to the groundlessness, uncertainty and creativity of the world as it is. By exploring the entrapping emotions of hope and fear, we learn to soar fearlessly like the mythical bird known as the Garuda.
The path of Shambhala is here to awaken us to the potential of our lives. It teaches us how to live meaningfully and vigorously, with joy. Its ancient but practical wisdom allows us to discover unconditional human confidence. Through the practice of meditation, we discover that goodness, strength, and wisdom are inherent in our own mind and being. Having gained this insight, we are able to maneuver through life with courage, intelligence, and compassion. Daily life becomes an opportunity to further cultivate these qualities. In Shambhala this journey is exemplified by the tiger, lion, garuda, and dragon--four animals that each reveal to us a specific wisdom. As we fully realize these enlightened qualities, we are able to rouse them for a world that desperately needs this knowledge and experience. I look forward to working with you as we make this journey together. -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
This is a five-week course that meets on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 PM. (No class March 18.)
Prerequisite: Joy in Everyday Life course.
Program Price: $90 Patron Price: $100
Our Generosity Policy
In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “pay what you can afford” policy. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please decide what works for you and offer whatever you can.
For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.
You should have, or have available, the following books for this class:
Turning the Mind into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Ruling Your World by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Other readings will be emailed to you in PDF files.
There are limited copies of these books that can be checked out from our library, located in the common room in the lower level of the Center.