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Location: Toronto Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life (In-Person)

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

This five-week course is open to all. No previous experience with meditation is required. Contentment in Everyday Life is the second course offered in the Everyday Life series of courses and is open to everyone, including  those who have completed Meditation in Everyday Life.

The purpose of Contentment in Everyday Life is to introduce an experience and understanding of contentment as the foundation for both the spiritual path and a sane life. We want to connect with our everyday life, circumstances, and emotions.

Many of us relate to our minds with a sense of aggression, lack of respect, and self-criticism. We ignore our fundamental sanity and wakefulness. Such aggression and lack of friendliness to ourselves often transfers over to our meditation seat.

The Everyday Life courses encourage participants to gently rest in basic goodness. The primary method to experience  gentleness  is meditation.

“That mind of fearfulness should be put in the cradle of loving-kindness.”

Contentment in Everyday Life includes:

  • Meditation Instruction
  • Guided Meditation
  • Presentations
  • Discussion
  • Dialogues

 

Please note that there is no class on Monday, May 27, as there will be a public talk by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche on that date.

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2024-04-16 16:47:59