Program Details

Fearlessness in Everyday Life


with John Seex
November 7 / 7:30 PM - December 5 / 9:30 PM

Not Knowing the nature of fear, it is impossible to realize fearlessness


Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche



These classes will explore how we experience and work with our fear.  Fear is not a problem but avoiding fear is: it makes our world small and cuts us off from others. Fear is a doorway to greater space and possibility.  Not knowing the nature of fear we can never experience fearlessness.  We can learn to face life and death as they are.


This class will be an experiential presentation, using meditation to open to the groundlessness, uncertainty, and creativity of the world as it is. By exploring the emotions of hope and fear, we learn to soar fearlessly like the Garuda, a mythical bird that is born in space and soars in vastness.


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.


Prerequisite: Meditation and/or Contentment in Everyday Life, and Joy In Everyday Life. 


Recommended: Shambhala Training Levels I, II, III, and IV.


Fearlessness In Everyday Life meets on five Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm, beginning 7th November and running until 5th December.


Please plan on attending each session of the program. The first and last classes are especially important.


To register please email bristol@shambhala.org 


 




Fearlessness in Everyday Life is the fourth of the five weekly courses and is recommended either before or after Shambhala Training Level IV. Please click here for a full description and chart of the Way of Shambhala.


Shambhala Training Levels I-V are each accompanied by a five-week course. This program series is called The Way of Shambhala, and provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation. These trainings are designed to help us develop confidence in our essential nature, and to feel our completeness as a living and breathing human being, especially in these troubled times of uncertainty.


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.


This course will be taught by John Seex.  John is a senior student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and co-ordinates the Stroud meditation group. John is a psychotherapist and mediator.

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