Joy in Everyday Life
January 16 / 6:30 PM - February 13 / 9:00 PM
Joy in Everyday Life expands the meditation experience by exploring mahayana teachings and developing kindness toward ourselves and others.
As meditation practice deepens and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Joining gentleness with discipline leads to a sense of joy. The mahayana teachings on compassion can become the inspiration for a life of bravery and freedom from doubt.
Materials fee: Participants will receive a copy of the book “Ruling Your World” by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, which will be used in this course.
Prerequisites: Meditation in Everyday Life; Contentment in Everyday Life
Recommended: Shambhala Training Levels I, II, and III.
Please plan on attending each session of the program. The first and last classes are especially important.
About the Way of Shambhala:
The Way of Shambhala is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, each followed by a five-week course that expands upon what was offered in the weekend and brings the practice of meditation into everyday life.
Joy in Everyday Life is the third of the five weekly courses that accompany the Shambhala Training levels. It is recommended either before or after Shambhala Training Level III.
Over the course of a year, the Way of Shambhala introduces the entire Shambhala path. This series 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 community and our whole society. Please click here for a full description and chart of the Way of Shambhala.