Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld & Bob Gillespie

April 18th—May 16th (2017)

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  • $110 Program Price
  • $130 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford
Room: Shrine Hall
Program Registration is Closed.

Perfect for beginners

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Difficult emotions and the challenges of life can be met with gentleness, mindfulness and inquisitiveness.

The second five-week Everyday Life series in The Way of Shambhala, this course continues on the path of meditation experience through cultivation of contentment and simplicity. We explore the foundation views of the Hinayana Buddhist teachings and meditation in action for daily life. Through understanding the conditions and emotions that keep us trapped in habitual patterns, we can begin to express the qualities of the
Tiger: gentleness, appreciation and steadiness. This course is the companion to the weekend intensive called “Birth of the Warrior.”



Our Generosity Policy


We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, we do have a “pay what you can” policy. Please consider what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can. Setting up a payment plan for the full amount may also be an option to consider.


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.