Program Details

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Craig Zink & Jose Rodriguez
October 23 / 7:00 PM - November 20 / 9:00 PM

Contentment in Everyday Life is a 5-week course offering an experiential training in contentment, as well as an exploration of the obstacles or challenges to experiencing simplicity, gentleness and mindfulness in everyday life. Contentment can be hard to find in this busy world. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Difficult emotions and challenges of life can be met with gentleness, mindfulness and inquisitiveness. 

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In Contentment in Everyday Life, meditation experience is deepened through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. We explore the foundational views of the hinayana Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Through understanding the painful conditions and emotions that keep us trapped in habitual patterns, we can open to our inherent goodness and express the qualities of gentleness, appreciation and steadiness.

This is an introductory class in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. It offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of an enlightened society created through mindfulness-awareness meditation, and how the stability and wisdom cultivated through this practice can expand to benefit the world around us.

Location & Hosting: This program takes place in Orchard Park an will be co-hosted by the Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo and the Shambhala Meditation Group of the Southtowns. Carpooling from the CG Jung Center in Buffalo, NY will be available. Please indicate if you need a ride or would like to drive in your registration.

Sports Focus / Shambhala Meditation Group of the Southtowns
3940 California Rd

Orchard Park, NY 14127


Prerequisites: None.

Recommended: Shambhala meditation instruction, Shambhala Training Levels I-II, Meditation in Everyday Life

Class topics:

Class 1: Introducing Contentment: "Friendly to Oneself"
Class 2: Contemplating Contentment: "Nowness"
Class 3: Suffering & The Four Noble Truths: "Meeting Suffering with Gentleness"
Class 4: Working with Emotions & Buddhist Psychology
Class 5: The Confidence of Contentment

Program Fees: 

o   Patron Level:          $108
o   Sustaining Level:     $75
o   Supporting Level:    $50

About Tiered Pricing and Generosity Policy

Patron Level—approximately 25% higher than the Sustaining Level
Help us expand our offerings to the world at large. Your generosity allows us to offer these teachings to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

Sustaining Level—normal price that keeps us running and covers program costs

Supporting Level—approximately 65% of the Sustaining Level 
Appropriate for students or others experiencing financial hardship.

Generosity Policy—always available if the Supporting Level is too high 

If you are unable to meet any of the following pricing tiers please contact us to discuss an offering that you feel you can afford:

If you have any problems with payment or registration please email us or speak to someone at our next group sitting.

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