Program Details

Joy in Everyday Life

May 29 / 7:00 PM - June 19 / 9:00 PM

Please Register by May 27, 2014

For any questions, please contact Tracy Suchocki at

Joy in Everyday Life is the third course in the Way of Shambhala curriculum, and will go into the Shambhala teachings on cheerfulness and health. Through study and practice of these teachings on discipline and the traditional Buddhist teachings of the Mahayana, we step out of the trap of our habitual patterns, free ourselves from confusion, and cultivate the noble heart of compassion. This class is a strong introduction to the Buddhist concept of bodhicitta.

This course will include prerecorded talks with Acharya Suzann Duquette. Each class allows for open discussion of the challenges that meditators face in their practice. Classes also include periods of guided meditation, talks, and discussion among fellow participants. The class meets on FOUR Tuesday evenings and a Saturday morning.

Prerequisite: Contentment In Everyday Life

There will be weekly optional reading from a number of books:

  • The Places that Scare You by Pema Chodron,

  • Smile at Fear by Chogyam Trungpa, 

  • Turning the Mind into an Ally and Ruling your World, by Sakyong Mipham 

  • Shambhala, Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa.

These books will also be used in later courses. Spirit Dancer Bookstore, located nearby the center at125 South Winooski Avenue, bulk orders these books for our classes.   Call Spirit Dancer to pre-order your copies.  660-8060

Full Program Fee: $120 (Shambhala Training Level I)
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.

Generosity Policy:
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.

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