Wisdom in Everyday Life

About us

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.

Texts: Readings will be recommended from the following texts, which are available for purchase at our center and at local and online stores, and also can be found in our library. These readings will supplement your learning but are not required.

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 instruction, experiential exercises and strong community support.

Prerequisite: "Fearlessness In Everyday Life" class

If you have any questions please contact Ben at nowakb@ieee.org.

Pricing & Generosity Policy

Please pre-register online so that we can properly prepare for staff, materials, etc. Payment is not required at the time of pre-registration. If price is an obstacle for you, please inquire about our Generosity Policy.

Please note that the class will not be meeting on Tuesday, November 20, the week of Thanksgiving.

Source: austin.shambhala.org

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