Wisdom in Everyday Life

  • Birmingham Shambhala Center Birmingham Shambhala Center
  • Birmingham, AL, USA
  • Aug 15 - Sep 12, 2018 (29 days)
  • $110.00 Standard Price, $130.00 Patron Price, Or pay what you can (enter amount here)

About us

Our "In Everyday Life" series has brought the qualities of the first three dignities of Shambhala (Tiger - contentment, Lion - discipline and joy, Garuda - fearlessness) into our daily life, and highlighted aspects of the Buddhist teachings - the four noble truths, bodhichitta and compassion, emptiness that relate to them.  This final class, Wisdom in Everyday Life, brings the inscrutable quality of the Dragon into our experience.  Wisdom is what we experience when we let go of self consciousness and self-protective habits. It is the genuineness that we click in to when we trust ourselves. 
Topics addressed in the five Wednesday night classes include ways to recognize and become more confident in our own wisdom, and the notion that wisdom can see wisdom -- how being confident in our own wisdom gives us access to the wisdom of the phenomenal world.   We will also play with tapping the qualities of all of the dignities to enhance our ability to act with wisdom in our every day lives. 

Prerequisite: Fearlessness in Everyday Life

Generosity Policy applies:  The Birmingham Shambhala Center does not wish restricted finances ever to interfere with one’s ability to receive the teachings.  If you need to arrange a payment plan or negotiate a reduced tuition, please make arrangements prior to the program by contacting Christine Dietsch at christine.digital.ink@gmail.com. Alternatively, select the "Pay what you can" option and register and pay online.

For those who can offer more than the program 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.

It can be beneficial for people to repeat classes they have taken in the past. To encourage and support this, we set the registration fee for "repeaters" at 50% of the Standard Price.  For this class, the repeater price is $55.00 payable at the door.

Source: birmingham.shambhala.org

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

My inspiration sparks from my innate charge to connect with a collective innate goodness. I aspire to live in a way that continuously blossoms and embraces my wise and compassionate human nature. Freundl

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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