Program Details

Contentment in Everyday Life


with Mark Blumenfeld & Kathy Faas
January 13 / 7:00 PM - February 10 / 9:00 PM

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Difficult emotions and challenges of life can be met with gentleness, mindfulness and inquisitiveness. 


As we continue with the Contentment in Everyday Life series, meditation experience is deepened through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. We explore the foundational views of the hinayana Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Through understanding the painful conditions and emotions that keep us trapped in habitual patterns, we can open to our inherent goodness and express the qualities of the Tiger: gentleness, appreciation and steadiness.


No prerequisite


Recommended: Shambhala meditation instruction, Shambhala Training Levels I-II and Meditation in Everyday Life


Please note: This class is required to proceed to the next class Joy in Everyday Life in the Way of Shambhala I series. Please also note that completion of Contentment in Everyday Life means attending at least three of the classes in the series.  It is not always possible to make up a missed class depending on the content of that class.


 


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