Program Details

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

with William Auerbach & Rick Redondo
May 1 / 7:00 PM - May 29 / 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
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
$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

William Auerbach is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He is interested in how dharma and the field of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis can be mutually enriching, and how these traditions, dedicated to alleviating suffering, inform each other. He has a private practice and is on the teaching faculty of the Contemplative Studies Project of New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.

Rick Redondo is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. After a successful career as an Options Trader in Chicago, he decided to change directions and pursue his passion for the arts. He is now an active filmmaker, actor and musician. He founded and leads the Heart of Recovery group in New York. He enjoys bringing meditation and art to everyday life.

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