Contentment in Everyday Life
February 25 / 6:30 PM - March 25 / 8:30 PM
"Suffering is a result of roaming, the urge to keep looking for an external source of happiness. Much of our stress these days is caused by simple lack of contentment." -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
In this five week course, 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 the Tiger: gentleness, appreciation and steadiness.
Contentment in Everyday Life is part of the Way of Shambhala curriculum, which provides a complete training in authentic meditation practices and teachings. The curriculum is comprised of a series of sequential courses which provide an experiential overview of meditation practices, wisdom teachings, contemplative arts, and physical disciplines rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism. There are no prerequisites to Contentment in Everyday Life - everyone is welcome to attend. The course will be led by Elissa Kane and Sam Scoggins who will facilitate the course, providing meditation instruction, leading contemplation, facilitating discussion and presenting video recorded lectures.
Course Text: Ruling Your World by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
If you can't afford the listed price, you're welcome to attend and pay what you can.