Fearlessness in Everyday Life
February 27 / 6:30 PM - March 27 / 9:00 PM
Fearlessness in Everyday Life is an experiential presentation, using meditation to open to the groundlessness, uncertainty, and creativity of the world as it is.
Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of Buddhist teachings on mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond the emotions of hope and fear to experience equanimity.
Each class allows for an open discussion. Themes covered in this course include groundlessness, impermanence and death, hope and fear, and the mahayana teachings of emptiness and bodhicitta.
Prerequisites: Meditation, Contentment, and Joy in Everyday Life.
Recommended: Shambhala Training Levels I, II, III, and IV.
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.
Fearlessness in Everyday Life is the fourth of the five weekly courses that accompany the Shambhala Training levels. It is recommended either before or after Shambhala Training Level IV.
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.