Program Details

Soft Heart, Strong Back: Contentment in Everyday Life


with Andrea Darby & Deborah Marshall
January 16 / 6:30 PM - February 13 / 8:00 PM

This five-week class explores how we can open to our soft heart -- the inherent goodness and qualities of contentment: gentleness, appreciation and steadiness -- through the practice of meditation. To do this, we must cultivate our strong back to see through the conditions and emotions that keep us tied to habitual responses to the world. Anyone may attend this class, but prior Shambhala Meditation instruction, Open House attendance, or Meditation in Everyday Life class participation is recommended.


The Way of Shambhala is a complete introduction to the foundations of Shambhala Buddhism. This series of weekend contemplative workshops and weeknight classes provides an experiential overview of meditation practice, wisdom teachings, contemplative arts, and physical disciplines rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhism. This program is open to everyone and also prepares students who wish to further develop their practice and study at advanced Shambhala Programs like Enlightened Society Assembly and Warrior Assembly.

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