Program Details

Contentment in Everyday Life (Tacoma Shambhala)

with Janet Bass & John Gilvar
April 29 / 7:00 PM - May 27 / 9:00 PM

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Difficult emotions and the challenges of life can be met with gentleness, steadiness, and humor.

This is the second course in the "Everyday Life" series of the Way of Shambhala path of training. The course includes guided meditation, talks, and open discussion of the challenges that meditators face in their practice.

Note: Tacoma Shambhala's usual Tuesday night Open House and public sitting is suspended during the five weeks this class will run (Apr 29 - May 27). Open House will return on May 6. While this class is running, people are welcome to drop in to attend any individual class, and there's no requirement to have attended previous classes (suggested price for drop-ins is $15 per class). This class serves as a prerequisite to subsequent classes in the Way of Shambhala series, and if you'd like to recieve credit for the class so that you can go on in the series, you'll need to attend at least 3 of the 5 classes.

Prerequisites: This program is open to everyone, and no previous experience with meditation is necessary

Location: Good Karma Center for Joy, 711 St Helens Ave, Tacoma.

Generosity Policy: We are committed to making it possible for everyone to participate in our programs regardless of financial circumstances. Please see our Program Policies and FAQs page for more information.

Registration: Please register online below. When registering, you'll have the opportunity to pay online through PayPal (note that you can use a credit or debit card, a PayPal account is not required). If you can pay online at the time of registration, please do so -- it greatly simplifies things for us. In the event a program fills up, we cannot hold your space in the program unless we've received your payment, or unless you've contacted us to make other arrangements. For further details, see our Program Policies and FAQs page.

Questions? Please contact Meli-Tashi Macourek ( or 253-906-2200).

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