Program Details

Joy in Everyday Life

with Suzann Duquette & Tim Struttmann & Laura Silvestri
June 24 / 7:00 PM - June 24 / 9:00 PM

The Way of Shambhala Curriculum

The Way of Shambhala is a complete introduction to the foundations of Shambhala Buddhism. This series of classes provides an experiential overview of meditation practice, wisdom teachings, contemplative arts and physical disciplines rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhism. These practices include a wide array of sitting meditation techniques, along with transformative tools for being more present and compassionate in all aspects of daily life.

The Way of Shambhala is open to everyone and also prepares students who wish to further develop their practice and study at Enlightened Society Assembly, Sacred World Assembly and Warrior's Assembly.

The Way of Shambhala consists of the Everyday Life Series and the Shambhala Training Levels.


Joy in Everyday Life

Online presentation by Acharya Suzann Duquette facilitated by Tim Struttman and Laura Silvestri

This course examines the Buddhist teachings on compassion. If our normal mantra is "What about me?", flipping that into "What about you?" (even just a little bit) can be profound and have wide-reaching implications in our own search for happiness. Through study and practice of the Shambhala teachings on cheerfulness and well being and the Mahayana Buddhist teachings on discipline, we step out of the trap of our habitual patterns, free ourselves from confusion, and cultivate the noble heart of compassion. This class is a strong introduction to the Buddhist concept of bodhicitta.

June 24: Introduction to Windhorse and the Snow Lion’s Joy

July 1: Bodhichitta: Awakened Heart

Practice of Four Immeasurables: Loving Kindness


July 8: Obstacle of Doubt

Practice of the Four Immeasurables: Compassion


July 15: Compassion in Action, Six Paramitas

Practice of the Four Immeasurables: Joy


July 22: Joy of Discipline, Creating Enlightened Society

Practice of Four Immeasurables: Equanimity

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