Program Details

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Larry Higgins & Christine Wetzl
October 30 / 7:00 PM - December 4 / 9:00 PM

Meditation uncovers our wisdom.  This wisdom is always present, and can be applied to transform confused situations and emotions into effective actions. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. The challenges of daily life become opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.

Wisdom in Everyday Life looks at the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and skills in enriching the world are fully manifested.  Here the practitioner is introduced to the vajrayana teachings of Buddhism, which reveal the sacredness of the phenomenal world.

Students will receive essential instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into wisdom as they arise. The master warrior is no longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, but with tremendous forward vision and strength, playfully includes everything as part of the path. In this way, the warrior is able to skillfully benefit the world.

Recommended texts:

Turning the Mind Into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chögyam Trungpa
Ruling Your World by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Myth of Freedom by Chögyam Trungpa
Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa
The Sanity We are Born With by Chögyam Trungpa

Key elements of the course include simple instructions, experiential exercises and strong community support.

*In sanskrit, "Shastri" literally means "teacher learned in the texts and commentaries."  In the Shambhala lineage, these individuals are selected personally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to serve as Senior Instructors on the local and regional levels.

Prerequisite: "Fearlessness In Everyday Life" class.  Please - no exceptions.  

This class will be a requirement for those students desiring to attend future Rigden Weekend, the Sacred Path Shambhala Training Series, Warrior's Assembly and Seminary further down the line.


* Please note that class will not meet on November 6th.

Generosity Policy: If money is tight and you want to attend, please contact Lauren Newton at to make payment arrangements prior to registration. If money is abundant, please consider paying more to help cover costs.

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