Program Details

(Feb) Contentment In Everyday Life: Entering the Path

with David Perrin
February 6 / 7:00 PM - March 6 / 9:00 PM


What recent Contentment students said:

"Fascinating and helpful and inspiring."

"I always leave feeling better than when I arrived."

"It's as though by ackowledging what is true we can start to be less lonely."

Contentment in Everyday Life is a 5-week course offering an experiential training in contentment, as well as an exploration of the obstacles or challenges to experiencing simplicity, gentleness and mindfulness in everyday life. The course responds with practical suggestions to the question "How can I bring the contentment of meditation into my everyday life?"

This is an introductory 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.

Class topics:

Class 1: Introducing Contentment: "Friendly to Oneself"
Class 2: Contemplating Contentment: "Nowness"
Class 3: Suffering & The Four Noble Truths: "Meeting Suffering with Gentleness"
Class 4: Working with Emotions & Buddhist Psychology
Class 5: The Confidence of Contentment

David Perrin is a teacher, meditation instructor, and member of the Governance Council at the Shambhala Center as Co-Chair of Societal Health and Wellbeing. David is a practicing drama therapist, currently working with young adults, and a father of three children.

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!

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