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Location: Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Wisdom In Everyday Life (Online)

Wisdom in Everyday Life is the fifth course in the Everyday Life series. Prerequisite: Fearlessness in Everyday Life or permission of instructor. If you need financial assistance for this program, please reach out to Mary Beth Minton at [email protected].

Shambhala Training weekend programs Level I-V are recommended to be taken in parallel with the Everyday Life courses.

This Wisdom in Everyday Life course Is being hosted by the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, with four other regional Shambhala Centers participating virtually.

Luxury is experiencing reality.” –  Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

About Wisdom in Everyday Life

In this program, we will receive essential instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into wisdom as they arise. We are introduced to the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and skills in enriching the world are fully manifested. Here we are introduced to the Vajrayana teachings of Buddhism, which reveal the sacredness of the phenomenal world.

The meditation presented in this course allows us to uncover our wisdom. This wisdom is always present, and can be applied to transform confused situations and emotions into effective actions. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. The challenges of daily life become opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.

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 Teachers:

John Sennhauser was a part-time dance/theater student at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado when he began to practice and study meditation. At the time he was an attorney in Seattle, WA representing Indian tribes in their struggle for federal Treaty rights. He is a senior teacher in Shambhala and teaches from a perspective of integrating his personal background and experience with both traditional Buddhism as well as the more secular approaches of Shambhala. He lives in NYC.

Robert Stevens, Chair of the Governing Council, has been a member of Shambhala since the early 1980s when he attended the first presentation of Shambhala Training in New York and Boston.  He attended seminary with the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1984 and has studied with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the Scorpion Seal teachings and in the Sakyong’s current teaching cycle.  Bob, a management consultant, was a partner at Mercer Management Consulting, an executive at Bluefly Inc. and an executive at Scientific Games, and has served on two public company Boards of Directors.  He consults on business and strategic development.  Bob is married to Anna Suponya, a physician; their son Arthur is a middle school student in Brooklyn. 


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Please register in advance; last minute registrants run the risk of not receiving their Zoom link in time to attend.

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