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 Tracy@CPro.cc
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
No one will be turned away for financial reasons (see about our fees).