Open to all. Contentment in Everyday Life is the second course in Shambhala Training. It is preferable to take Meditation in Everyday Life, Shambhala Training Level I or Shambhala Training Level II prior to attending CIEL, but it is not required.
This Contentment in Everyday Life course is being hosted by the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.
If you need financial assistance for this program, please reach out to us at [email protected].
“Life is a good teacher and a good friend” – Pema Chödrön
Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we seek it in relationships, achievements or material things. With meditation practice, we learn to relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Difficult emotions and the challenges of life can be met with gentleness, mindfulness and openness. We learn to rest in nowness and explore how to work with impulse and emotion.
This five-part course offers instruction on the following topics:
Class 1: Introducing Contentment: “Friendly to Oneself”
Class 2: Contemplating Contentment: “Nowness”
Class 3: Suffering & The Four Noble Truths: “Meeting Suffering with Gentleness”
Class 4: Working with Emotions & Buddhist Psychology
Class 5: The Confidence of Contentment
In this course, we’ll see how true contentment can be found within our everyday life experience.
About Shambhala Training:
The Shambhala Training path is a secular course of practice and study suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition. This comprehensive overview of mindfulness meditation and contemplative living practices presents the profound, simple and incredibly relevant view that when we foster a more awake and compassionate relationship with ourselves and with others, we can and are fostering a healthy transformation in society and our world altogether.
About The Teacher:
Joseph Mauricio is a teacher, speaker and Life Coach. He offers motivational and meditation workshops in academic, business, and private sectors. He is the principal teacher of Dharmajunkies, an engaged meditation community and is the founder of LIFEWORK, a meditation based coaching service that combines mindfulness practice with modern and ancient leadership principles.
“…I left feeling a true sense of contentment and with ways to cultivate contentment in my everyday life, learning to let go of much of the suffering I was putting myself through.” — January 2021 Participant
“It was a transformational program in how I view everyday life, learning to find contentment and gratitude in many things I never thought I would.” — January 2021 Participant
Zoom information will be sent upon registration. Please register in advance; last minute registrants run the risk of not receiving their Zoom link in time to attend.