Contentment in Everyday Life

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Everywhere in our culture we find messages telling us we’re inadequate or not good enough, and that if only we buy this product, or do that diet, we will be truly happy. The Shambhala teachings tell us that we are brilliant and complete as we are.


By letting go of the struggle to be something "better," we can make space for our inherently intelligent, compassionate, and resilient nature to flourish. The
Contentment in Everyday Life course is an experiential training in mindfulness and appreciation. By opening to our natural state of being, we can begin to feel worthiness and contentment with who we are.


Class Topics

In Contentment in Everyday Life, we'll work directly with the following topics through instruction, meditation, and discussion:


Class 1: Making Friends With Ourselves

Class 2: Resting in the Present Moment

Class 3: Meeting Obstacles with Patience

Class 4: Working With Strong Emotions

Class 5: Celebrating Our Natural Abilities

 


This 5-week course is the second in the “Everyday Life” series of the Way of Shambhala path of training. The course includes guided meditation, talks, and open discussion of the challenges that meditators face in their practice.

We encourage Contentment in Everyday Life participants to also take Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II, a companion weekend workshop to this program.


Patron Price
: Please register with the Patron Price if you are able. By offering a little more, you help make programs accessible to participants with less financial means. Thank you!


Sustaining Price:
This price is the amount per participant required for the Shambhala Center to cover the costs of the program.


Subsidized Price:
This price allows people with less financial means to attend programs at a discounted rate, supported by the contributions at the ‘Patron Price’ level.


Generosity Policy
: Our Generosity Policy is an option for participants in unique situations for whom none of the above options are appropriate, and helps make programming available to all those who wish to participate. If the subsidized rate is prohibitive for you, the Generosity Policy allows you to offer as much of the fee as you can based on your individual circumstances. Please consider the value of the program and practice generosity at the level appropriate for you. To utilize the Generosity Policy, please email the Registrar at registrar@dc.shambhala.org before the program. We cannot accept Generosity Policy registrations at the door, so please make arrangements in advance.

If you have questions, please contact us at registrar@dc.shambhala.org.


Source: dc.shambhala.org

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