Program Details

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Will Ryken
April 26 / 9:00 AM - April 27 / 12:00 PM

Meditation is a series of tools and techniques to work with stress, anxiety, and habitual mental patterns.  It is a way to make the mind more stable and clear, less caught up in fear and avoidance.  On a deeper level, meditation is a system for deeply familiarizing yourself with how the mind works in general, and for developing a more authentic and compassionate outlook on life.


Meditation is a practice that anyone can do.  It is based on the radical idea that the natural state of the mind is not scattered, nervous, and confused, but rather calm, creative and clear. In Meditation in Everyday Life  we train in shamatha or mindfulness meditation.  This foundational technique allows you to tune into the present moment at home, at work, and in your day to day life.  


Because you bring it with you everywhere you go, developing a healthier and more complete relationship with your mind might just be the most important thing you ever do.  For more information about the benefits of meditation, take a look at these articles:

The Huffington Post:  7 Fascinating Facts about Meditation

New York Times:  How Meditation May Change the Brain

Psychology Today:  The Benefits of Meditation

New York Times:  Is Buddhism Good for Your Health? 

SCHEDULE (subject to change by the teacher):



8.30am  Participants arrive

9 am     Program begins

5 pm     Program ends


8.30am  Participants arrive

9 am     Program begins

Noon     Program ends (ending time is approximate)



Have you already completed Meditation In Everyday Life?

If so, you are warmly invited to attend as a review student. Please pre-register below..



Registration is required. Please register online below. 



  • $150  Regular

  • $125  Member

  • $  60  Repeat



Tuition may be paid online when you register, in person, or by mail. If you wish to pay by check, please make your check payable to Dallas Shambhala Mediation Center, and denote the workshop name to ensure accurate credit of your payment.   
1. Secure Online payment: use the Pay Now button and pay with your bank card or checking account when you register.
Note:  If paying for more than one person with the same bank card or bank account, combine the payments on one of the registrations and write the registrant names in the payment comment box along with the program name.
2. In person: cash and checks are accepted any time the Center is open.   
3. Payments by mail: send checks to Dallas Shambhala Meditation Center, 13720 Midway Road, Suite 108, Farmers Branch, TX 75244

Generosity Policy

  • Generosity Policy applies:  The Dallas Shambhala Center does not wish restricted finances ever to interfere with one's ability to receive the teachings -- please pay what you can.  If you have the resources, please apply generosity.  More information here.


Questions welcome.

If you need to arrange a payment plan or negotiate a reduced tuition, please make arrangements prior to the program by contacting  Joan Keagy, Practice and Study Coordinator


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