Joy in Everyday Life
- Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York
- New York, NY, USA
- Aug 2 - 30, 2018 (29 days)
- $215 Patron, $175 General, $145 Members
Joy in Everyday Life is the third course in Shambhala Training.
Prerequisite: Contentment in Everyday Life.
“Every moment of our life is important ."
- Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
About Joy in Everyday Life
When we’re low on energy and inspiration, our lives can feel like a race to the bottom. To compensate, we often find ourselves running to the very habits that drain us. We forget that embracing a regular spiritual practice can provide us with all the ground we need to restore our natural sense of wonder.
This 5-week course shows us that, while the challenges of our cycles are always arising, when we fortify ourselves with simple enjoyment of ourselves, others, and the world around us, our lives take on a refreshing, ordinary joyfulness.
By letting go of the struggle to be something "better," we can make space for our inherently intelligent, compassionate, and strong nature to flourish.
Details on Joy in Everyday Life
In this course, students embrace the theme of routine as a road to finding joy in everyday life. In addition, students receive the practice of Loving-Kindness Meditation. The five class course offers instruction on the following topics:
Class 1: Introducing Joy
Class 2: Awakening the Heart
Class 3: Escaping the Trap of Doubt
Class 4: Compassion in Action
Class 5: Discipline and Virtue
Throughout the course, we will deepen our understanding the connection between routine and joy and deepen our relationship with the practice of loving-kindness.
About Shambhala Training
Joy in Everyday Life is the third class 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.
“I sincerely loved this class... It was quietly valuable & deeply moving.”
“I enjoyed this program. The talks and meditations were great. I especially appreciated having the opportunity to speak with them individually. The balance of readings, dyads and discussion made for a very rich experience.”
“The topic of lovingkindness was so helpful to me during my practice. It is one that I know I’ll be coming back to and exploring again and again.”
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