Way of Shambhala I: Meditation in Everyday Life
with Barbara Hirschfeld & Jill Cohen
January 6 / 7:00 PM - February 3 / 9:00 PM
The Meditation in Everyday Life class is the beginning of the Way of Shambhala and is a five-week course designed to provide students with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. It can be taken as a follow-up to Shambhala Training Level I, after Level I or II. No previous experience with meditation is necessary.
This first course in The Way of Shambhala I provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation and is designed to be applied to the complexity of our daily lives, and to develop courage and sanity in these troubled times of uncertainty.
The Way of Shambhala series offers a structured path of meditation and an introduction to all that Shambhala offers. It also 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.
Generosity Policy honored: no one turned away for lack of funds.
Barbara Hirschfeld has been a student of Shambhala since 2001, when she began studying the Shambhala teachings and attending many trainings. She is a Vajrayana student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Ani Pema Chodron. She has taught many classes in the Bay Area, and delights in the process of exploring the teachings with students of all levels. Her classes are interactive and explorational and always a work in progress.
Jill Cohen has been a member of the Shambhala community since 2004 and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She is a teacher and meditation instructor and has worked with a wide array of individuals and groups including adults, college students and teens, and children. Jill is an herbalist and gardener and loves helping people connect with the beauty and wisdom of the natural world.