Program Details

(May) Joy In Everyday Life

with Richard Bascetta & Jane Stevens
May 8 / 7:00 PM - June 5 / 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 The Bascetta Group, a strategic consulting and M&A firm.

Jane Stevens has been a student in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1983. She currently serves on the development committee and formerly served as interim executive director for the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York. Jane has previously served as Resident Director of Shambhala Training at the New York Center and as a Director for the Shambhala Meditation Group of Albany. Jane is a photographer and award–winning commercial & television producer.

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