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Location: Austin Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment in Everyday Life (Weekend Version)

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. Contentment in Everyday Life provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist Hinayana teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Through the gentle precision of meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and our simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Difficult emotions and the challenges of life can be met with curiosity, steadiness and humor.

No prerequisites: Contentment in Everyday Life is an entry level program and is a prerequisite for taking all subsequent Everyday Life classes, beginning with Joy in Everyday Life.

Texts: Readings will be recommended from the following texts, which are available for purchase at our center and at local and online stores, and also can be found in our library. These readings will supplement your learning but are not required.

  • Ruling Your World by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
  • Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa
  • The Sanity We Are Born With by Chögyam Trungpa
  • Turning the Mind into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


This version of Contentment in Everyday Life will be offered in one weekend (as opposed to the usual format of 5 weekly classes). 

If you have any questions please contact Darren German.

Pricing & Generosity PolicyPlease pre-register online so that we can properly prepare for amounts of food, staff, materials, etc. Payment is not required at the time of pre-registration. If price is an obstacle for you, please inquire about our Generosity Policy.


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2024-03-03 06:57:10