Contentment in Everyday Life
with Betsy Pond
February 28 / 7:00 PM - March 4 / 9:00 PM
The course meets three times:
Thursday, February 28 (7pm - 9 PM); Saturday, March 2 (9:00 AM - 3 PM); and Monday, March 4 (7pm - 9 PM)
Prerequisite: None. All are invited.
Throughout history, people have aspired to create societies that express the dignity of human existence within a wise, flourishing culture. This is the vision of Shambhala - and the path towards creating that is meditation. Contemplative practices bring a natural sense of goodness, fearlessness, and humor into our ordinary lives.
The Contentment in Everyday Life course is a thorough exploration of mindfulness meditation, delving into the foundational views of the Hinayana Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. By acknowledging and understanding the reality of suffering we can open to our inherent goodness and express the qualities of gentleness, appreciation, and fearlessness in our everyday lives.
This is a wonderful introductory class and may be taken independently; it is the second class in our core curriculum - the Way of Shambhala, which provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation. The series is designed to be applied to the complexity of our daily lives and to develop courage and sanity in these troubled times of uncertainty.