Wisdom in Everyday Life: 5-Week Series

  • Jun 21 - Jul 19, 2018 (29 days)
  • $215 Patron, $180 Sustaining, $125 Supporting, ($15.00 Material Fee included in each price.)

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.

This weekly class 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.

The path of Shambhala is here to awaken us to the potential of our lives.  It teaches us how to live meaningfully and vigorously, with joy.  Its ancient but practical wisdom allows us to discover unconditional human confidence.  Through the practice of meditation, we discover that goodness, strength, and wisdom are inherent in our own mind and being.  Having gained this insight, we are able to maneuver through life with courage, intelligence, and compassion.  Daily life becomes an opportunity to further cultivate these qualities.  In Shambhala this journey is exemplified by the tiger, lion, garuda, and dragon—four animals that each reveal to us a specific wisdom.  As we fully realize these enlightened qualities, we are able to rouse them for a world that desperately needs this knowledge and experience.  I look forward to working with you as we make this journey together.

-Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Pre-requisite: Fearlessness in Everyday Life
Recommended: Shambhala Training Level IV -OR- Basic Goodness Series Classes

Note: This class is a pre-requisite for Rigden Weekend

This is the fifth and final weekly course in our core study path, Way of Shambhala, which provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation. This 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. The entire series offers a structured path of meditation and an introduction to all that Shambhala offers. It also 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.

Payment Information: Levels of Giving

We are committed to offering our core path programs to everyone, regardless of their financial situation.

$200 Patron Level * — This price supports those who cannot attend at the Sustaining Level.
$165 Sustaining Level — The basic fee required by each participant to sustain the costs of the program.
$110 Supporting Level — This price allows people to attend programs at a discounted rate, supported by the contributions of the 'Patron' tier.
MyPrice — Allows participants to select the level of payment at which they are able to contribute. Please consider the value of the program and practice generosity at the level appropriate for you.

*If you are able, please consider registering with the Patron price. By offering a little more, you help make programs accessible to others. Thank you!



Registration Notes: Materials
-There is a $15 materials fee for this course which is in addition to the levels of giving. This fee is required, it is strictly for the cost of needed student materials, and therefore can not be discounted.

Source: boston.shambhala.org

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