Fearlessness In Everyday Life

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Prerequisite: Joy in Everyday Life 

Fearlessness in Everyday Life is the fourth course in Shambhala Training and can serve as a companion course for the Shambhala Training Weekend IV: Awakened Heart retreat.


 

"Meditation is the process of becoming comfortable with our own wisdom." 

- Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


About Fearlessness in Everyday Life

Fear is rampant in our world. On a societal level, we experience uncertainty about the future of our planet and our civilization. On a personal level, fear can manifest as anything from a nagging sense of self-doubt to a static background of anxiety.

No matter how fear presents itself, it is necessary to examine how we cope. Do we drown our anxieties in vices or distractions? Does a fear-based worry prevent us from feeling confident in who we are?

In this course, we'll open ourselves up to the possibility that we can control our relationship to fear through meditation. We'll explore the exhilarating sensation of "just being" with our fears as a first step towards developing a genuine, unshakeable self-confidence.

Details on Fearlessness in Everyday Life

This course will present practical tools for acknowledging and understanding fear, and explore the Shambhala view that skillfully working with fear can actually serve as a stepping stone for personal transformation.

Class Topics

Class 1: Fear and Fearlessness

Class 2: Contemplating Death and Impermanence

Class 3: Working with Fear Itself

Class 4: Letting Go

Class 5: Unconditional Confidence

Rather than hide from our own existence, we will look directly into the uncertainty of our lives and get our first taste of unconditional fearlessness.

About Shambhala Training

Fearlessness in Everyday Life is the fourth course in Shambhala Training, a complete path of weekly classes and weekend retreats that provides a comprehensive overview of mindfulness and contemplative meditation techniques. 

Shambhala Training presents profound, simple and incredibly relevant teachings on how we can bring our meditation practice into every facet of daily life. 

Testimonials

“It's essential to know what I fear and to know how to be with my fear. This class provides readings, practice and discussion for how to do that.”

“The material is fun and infuriating! And essential.”

“Felt to me like a crystallization of the teachings I've gotten so far. Instructor did a great job of embodying the Garuda's messages of being okay with not knowing, risking outrageousness.”

“I appreciated that, as a group in the class sessions, we sat for a while with the reality of death and had opportunities to talk about it. As usual, the dyads were amazingly powerful and instructive, too.”

Generosity Policy

Our Generosity Policy helps make programming available to all those who wish to participate. To utilize the Generosity Policy, please call the Registrar at 212-675-6544. We cannot accept Generosity Policy registrations at the door, so please make arrangements in advance.


Source: ny.shambhala.org

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