Program Details

Way of Shambhala: Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Denise Wuensch & Jeffrey Stevens
February 4 / 7:00 PM - March 4 / 9:00 PM

This is the fourth course in the Way of Shambhala series. Through an exploration of the traditional Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond hope and fear.

PREREQUISITE: Way of Shambhala: Joy in Everyday Life course.

Shambhala Training Levels I- IV recommended, but not required.

STAFFING: If you've completed Level IV and Way of Shambhala: Fearlessness in Everyday Life (FIEL), we invite you to volunteer to help staff this program! It also is recommended [but not required] to have taken the Shambhala "View of staffing/coordinating" training. In Denver, this was held May 25, 2013 with Janet Solyntjes and in December 2011 with Michael Levy, but it has been offered at other Shambhala Centers, too. Please contact Laurie Lavine (, the contact for FIEL, if you're interested in coordinating or staffing or sign up via SMCD's Volunteer webpage here.

About Denise Wuensch:
Denise Wuensch began practicing Buddhism in 1976. In 1994, she began serving in the household of the Sakyong. Today she serves as his Head of Household. She lives in Denver where she works as a psychotherapist and is adjunct faculty at Naropa University in Boulder in the Master’s Degree Contemplative Psychotherapy Department. She is married and enjoys making jewelry, hiking, reading, and playing with her cocker spaniel.

About Shastri Jeffrey Stevens:
A longtime student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Jeffrey began studying and practicing the Shambhala Buddhist path in 1992. He has an academic background in philosophy, anthropology, and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. His occasionally humorous teaching style emphasizes a precise understanding of the mechanics of meditation, and he encourages students to articulate what they have learned with each new step in their education. In his professional life, he is a founding partner of August Wealth Group, a financial management company. He serves as Shastri, a senior teacher of the Shambhala tradition, at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver.

Generosity Policy: Please contemplate how much you can offer and give more or the suggested amount above based on your individual circumstances. The suggested program price reflects our costs to offer the program. Our generosity policy supports individuals who have special circumstances and need to "pay-what-you-can" due to financial hardship. To take advantage of our generosity policy, please contact us in advance of this Program at: Thank you!

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