Program Details

(Feb) Meditation In Everyday Life (2-for-1 Discount)

with Erich Strom
February 20 / 7:00 PM - March 20 / 9:00 PM

What recent students said:

"Accessible. Simple. Profound."

"It has changed my life. I feel I've begun a path I've always wanted to be on."

"I have already had 3 friends register; that about sums it up."

2-for-1 Discount!

Pre-register on line and you and a friend can each pay half price.

Both participants need to register; one pays the full amount and the other can by-pass the Paypal option.

In the comment field, simply state the name of your 241 partner.

This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts.



5 Thursdays, 7 - 9 pm
Feb 20, 27; Mar 6, 13, 20
$160* members
(*registrants paying full price will receive one copy of Turning the Mind Into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham as a gift!)

By making a deep connection to the present moment and understanding our mind through the practice of meditation, we learn to make friends with ourselves.

Meditation in Everyday Life is a 5-week course that teaches mindfulness meditation and shows us how this practice can improve our daily lives in the most practical sense. We experience what happens when we stop avoiding ourselves and the present moment and practice simply being with whatever is going on in our lives. We learn to cultivate courage and stability in the daily complexities of jobs, responsibilities, relationships, and the everyday desires, concerns and uncertainties we all face. This is the 1st 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.


*In addition to the program fee, there are two recommended books we invite you to purchase for the class (both books are available in the Shambhala Center bookstore and through all major booksellers):

  • Turning the Mind Into An Ally, by Sakyong Mipham

  • Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, by Chögyam Trungpa


Class description:

Class 1: Introduction to Meditation: Basic Goodness and Becoming Familiar with Equanimity
Class 2: Using Mindfulness and Awareness to Gather the Mind and Work with Emotions
Class 3: Overcoming the Obstacles to Meditation
Class 4: Willing to Open: The Genuine Heart
Class 5: Meditation as a Transformational Tool for Society

View the Meditation In Everyday Life course schedule

 Erich Strom has been a member of the New York City Shambhala Meditation Center since 2005. He is a longtime long-distance runner and has led "Running with the Mind of Meditation" workshops at the center. He is also a native New Yorker, a resident of Astoria, and, occasionally, a writer and editor.

Generosity Policy: Our generosity policy supports individuals who need to "pay-what-you-can" due to financial hardship. Please contemplate how much you can offer and give more, less, or the suggested amount based on your individual circumstances. The tuition amount reflects our costs to offer the program. To take advantage of our pay-what-you-can policy, please CALL us in advance at: (212) 675-6544.

We do not accept pay-what-you-can at the door, so please pre-arrange. Thank you!


Online registration for this program has now closed. Please call the office for more details. (212) 675-6544

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