Contentment in Everyday Life
with Barry Gruessner & Emily Miller
March 17 / 7:00 PM - April 7 / 9:00 PM
Please Register by March 15, 2014
For any questions, please contact Tracy Suchocki at Tracy@CPro.cc
These classes emphasize the Dignity of Meek as "like a tiger in its prime, moving slowly, with mindfulness." The quality cultivated is a sense of gentleness with ourselves and a basic contentment in our experience. This takes honesty, curiosity and exertion. We begin to be able to see and understand the underpinnings of our lives more vividly because we look with gentleness. We discover the obstacle of fear, which arises as the cunning attachment to the hazy, sticky comfort of our habitual patterns. The Buddhist hinayana teachings of the causes and cessation of suffering provide a context to explore fear with patience and gentleness. Our mindfulness practice becomes something we want to engage with throughout our daily lives.
This course in the Way of Shambhala curriculum, includes pre-recorded talks by Acharya Eve Rosenthal. Barry and Marilyn will lead group discussions and exercises, which will provide an opportunity to learn and deepen one’s understanding of meditation. Practical suggestions for bringing our personal sitting practice into our everyday lives will be explored by the group. The class meets on FOUR Monday evenings and a Saturday morning.
NO Prerequisites Required
There will be weekly optional reading from a number of books:
- Turning the Mind into an Ally and Ruling your World, by Sakyong Mipham and
- Shambhala Sacred Path of the Warrior and The Sanity We are Born With by Chogyam Trungpa
These books will also be used in later courses. Spirit Dancer Bookstore, located nearby the center at 125 South Winooski Avenue, bulk orders these books for our classes. Call Spirit Dancer to pre-order your copies. 660-8060
Full Program Fee: $120
This price covers Burlington Shambhala Center’s actual operating cost for the program (including ongoing costs of running the Center).
Sponsor Program Fee: $160
This price, in addition to covering BSC’s cost for the program, extends generosity to other participants. Thanks to you, we will be able to make more scholarships available to support people on the Shambhala path.
Our generosity policy supports individuals who are undergoing financial hardship. Please contemplate how much you can truly offer at this time (more, less, or the suggested full program fee) based on your circumstances. The full program fee reflects the minimum cost of offering this program. To take advantage of our generosity policy you must contact Tracy at least one week in advance of the program at (802) 734-7724. Pre-arrangements are necessary as we cannot accommodate “pay-what-you-can-at-the-door”.
No one will be turned away for financial reasons.
YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN:
The next companion weeknight course from the Everyday Life series, Joy in Everyday Life, will be offered on four Thursday evenings plus one Saturday, May 29 - June 19, 2014.
The companion Shambhala Training program, Level III: The Birth of the Warrior, will be offered April 11-13, 2014.
The companion Way of Shambhala weeknight course from the Basic Goodness series, The Basic Goodness of Society, will be offered on six Tuesday evenings plus a Saturday, April 22- March 27, 2014.
No one will be turned away for financial reasons (see about our fees).