Contentment in Everyday Life: A 5-Week Intro Course (Orange County)

  • Shambhala Los Angeles Shambhala Los Angeles
  • 963 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
  • Apr 19 - May 17, 2018 (29 days)
  • $175 Program Price, $220 Patron Price

About us


Contentment is hard to find.  We usually think contentment is found in things, achievements or experiences.  With meditation practice, we learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences.  In this Way of Shambhala Meditation Course we begin to understand why experience is often habitual and full of discontent and suffering.  And most importantly, we learn how difficult emotions and the challenges of life can be met with gentleness, steadiness and humor.

This is a public class open to all, but is especially recommended for people who have taken Shambhala Training Level Two. The class includes meditation instructions, talks, periods of meditation practice, discussion, and a variety of contemplative practice activities.  A range of learning aids are used, including simple instructions, experiential exercises and strong community support.


Debra Dysart is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and has been interested in the Shambhala Buddhist teachings ever since she discovered Pema Chödrön’s Wisdom of No Escape in a Barnes and Nobles in 1997.

Sharon Owyang has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 2007. She is the Regional Director of Southern California Shambhala, as well as a writer, former film producer, and world traveler. 

This is the second class in our core curriculum Way of Shambhala - but it may also be taken independently. 


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