Program Details

Way of Shambhala Series: Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Joanne Martin Braun & Lou Braun
November 11 / 7:00 PM - December 9 / 9:00 PM

Prerequisite: Fearlessness in Everyday Life (FIEL).


Meditation uncovers our wisdom. This wisdom is always present, and can be applied to transform confused situations and emotions into effective actions. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. The challenges of daily life become opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.

Students will receive essential instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into wisdom as they arise. They are introduced to the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and skills in enriching the world are fully manifested.  Here the practitioner is introduced to the vajrayana teachings of Buddhism, which reveal the sacredness of the phenomenal world.

WIEL is the last class in the Way of Shambhala 1 Series:

Joanne Martin Braun is a senior Shambhala teacher and Executive Director of the Northern California region of Shambhala. She is also a financial educator, who leads programs on Money as Path for the sangha.

Lou Braun is a long-time practitioner, meditation instructor, and senior Shambhala teacher. He works as a sales executive for a software company.

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