Program Details


May 15 / 8:00 AM - July 14 / 5:00 PM


 May 15, 2014 - July 14, 2014

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey.  This leads to a sense of joy and bravery.  The mahayana teachings on compassion become the inspiration for a life of cheerful discipline and freedom from doubt.

This Shambhala Online program takes place over an eight week period, May 15 through July 14.  Each week you will complete, at your convenience, one of the online modules presented by a Shambhala senior teacher or Acharya, read (optional) in some short supplementary texts, practice any assigned contemplations or exercises, and connect with your assigned study partner to discuss your understanding of the teaching.   At the conclusion of the program we will gather together as a group for a "retreat day" (date and time yet to be determined) to discuss the JIEL program and share some tea and snacks. 

The cost for this program is $79 if you register prior to May 8, payable to Shambhala Online when you register.  Their generosity policy allows you to pay more or less, depending or your circumstances.  You will need access to a computer (PC or Mac) with a high-speed internet connection. 

Prerequisites: Contentment In Everyday Life (CIEL) is a prerequisite for this program (JIEL).  This program (JIEL) is a prerequisite for the next program in the series, Fearlessness In Everyday Life (FIEL).

Click the button below to receive instructions on how to register for this program.  You will also receive detailed information about the local aspects of the program and assistance in finding a study partner.  Program Coordinator is Arel Good  (, 317-840-8393).  Please contact him with any questions or problems that may arise.

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