Program Details

(May) Joy In Everyday Life


with Richard Bascetta & Laura Simms
May 1 / 7:00 PM - May 29 / 9:00 PM

Prerequisite: Contentment in Everyday Life


Joy in Everyday Life is a 5-week course exploring the meaning of joy and the "windhorse" of personal energy and inspiration. The course introduces Mahayana Buddhist teachings, to experience how awakening our heart and extending loving-kindness to others also arouses our personal inspiration. This cheerful, perky, joy provides the inspiration and energy to go forward on the journey of compassion and warriorship.


This is the 3rd class in the Way of Shambhala curriculum (after Contentment in Everyday Life). 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.


Class topics:


Class 1: Introducing Joy
Class 2: Awakened Heart
Class 3: The Trap of Doubt
Class 4: Compassion in Action: The Paramitas
Class 5: Discipline and the Virtues of the Higher Realms


Richard Bascetta is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and is a senior faculty member of Shambhala Training. He is a partner and Managing Director of Growth Insight, a strategic consulting and M&A firm.


Laura Simms has been practicing meditation since 1973, and has formed a deep connection with social action and the Shambhala Arts. She is a professional storyteller and author, as well as the director of the international organization, The Lion’s Roar, which creates initiatives in community and compassion.



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