Program Details

Contentment in Everyday Life


November 13 / 7:00 PM - December 11 / 9:00 PM

Contentment is hard to find. We usually think contentment is found in things, achievements or experiences.


Contentment in Everyday Life is a 5-week course offering an experiential training in contentment, as well as an exploration of the obstacles or challenges to experiencing simplicity, gentleness and mindfulness in everyday life. The course responds with practical suggestions to the question "How can I bring the contentment of meditation into my everyday life?"


This is an introductory class in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. It offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of an enlightened society created through mindfulness-awareness meditation, and how the stability and wisdom cultivated through this practice can expand to benefit the world around us.


Each class includes meditation and/or contemplation, some social element, a presentation, and time for a discussion of how the material relates to our personal life.


Please plan on attending each session of the program. The first (change to 2nd?) and last classes are especially important.


No prerequisite: This course is open to all.


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The Way of Shambhala series provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation and is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, each with an accompanying optional five-week 'In Everyday Life' course. The series is designed to be applied to the complexity of our daily lives, and to develop courage and sanity in these troubled times of uncertainty. CONTENTMENT can be taken as the first or second of the 'In Everyday Life' courses, as there is no pre-requisite to attend.


The Shambhala Training Levels I-V and the In Everyday Life courses can also each be taken as a stand alone series.


Over the course of a year, the Way of Shambhala introduces the entire Shambhala path. It offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there, how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our whole society.


The Way of Shambhala curriculum was designed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche based on the Shambhala Teachings of his father, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The Shambhala Path emphasizes the development of genuineness, confidence, good humor, and personal human dignity.


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For those who can offer more than the regular price, we have a patron price. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price. Tax receipts are offered for all amounts above the regular program price.


In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a generosity policy. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please decide what works and offer whatever you can. Setting up a payment plan for the full amount may also be an option to consider. To discuss this, please contact Bob Hastey, bhastey@shambhala.org or 420-1118 x113.

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