Program Details

Meditation in Everyday Life


with Adam Lobel
September 11 / 7:00 PM - October 9 / 9:00 PM

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, creating a path toward enlightened society through meditation. Contemplative practices bring a natural sense of goodness, fearlessness, and humor into our ordinary lives.

Meditation in Everyday Life is the beginning course of the Everyday Life series.  It is a five-week course designed to provide students with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. No previous experience with meditation is necessary. 

The topics of the class are as follows:


Class 1: Peaceful Abiding and Basic Goodness
Class 2: Gathering the Mind and Working with Emotions
Class 3: Obstacles and Antidotes
Class 4: Genuine Heart of Sadness
Class 5: Everyday Life and Enlightened Society


Each class will include a guided sitting meditation practice, discussion of practice, a talk by the teacher, interactive exercises, and a final discussion and practice session.

No prerequisite.




Adam Lobel
The course will be taught by  the Kalapa Acharya, Adam Lobel.  Adam is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.




The Way of Shambhala is a flexible and structured path of study that provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation and 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 path of study includes Shambhala Training Levels I-V, the Everyday Life series, the Basic Goodness series, and more.

Other upcoming courses that may be of interest:


The Art of Being Human (Shambhala Training Level I) - Saturday, Oct 19
Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human - Wednesdays, Oct 30 - Nov 20




Tiered Pricing and Generosity Policy


Patron Levelapproximately 25% higher than the Sustaining Level
Help us expand our offerings to the world at large. Your generosity allows us to offer these teachings to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.


Sustaining Level—normal price that keeps us running


Supporting Level—approximately 65% of the Sustaining Level 
Appropriate for students or others experiencing financial hardship.


Generosity Policyalways available if the Supporting Level is too high
If you are unable to meet any of the pricing tiers please contact us to discuss an offering that you feel you can afford: pgh.shambhala.generosity@gmail.com


Questions about the program or our center?  Please contact Chuck Tancin.

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