Contentment in Everyday Life: Stepping onto the Shambhala Path

Five WednesiStock_000042415006_MediumCdays: May 4-June 1; 7:00pm-9:00pm
With Steven Shippee
$110 program price; $130 patron
Generosity policy applies.

This is the second of five classes in the Everyday Life Series of the Way of Shambhala. However, all are welcome as we continue to focus on the fundamentals of meditation, mindfulness and fundamental Buddhist teachings and their potential to bring contentment into our everyday lives. Cultivating contentment means that difficult emotions (“grrrrr!”) and the challenges of life (“You’re leaving me?”) can be met with gentleness, steadiness and humor.

Continue the journey you began with the Meditation in Everyday Life. Or start your journey here with us at Contentment in Everyday Life. Click here to learn more and to register. Learn more about the Shambhala Path of practice and study.

Windhorse Retreat Center Open House

Please join us!

Saturday May 14, 10:00am – 2:30pm or so

Come visit WindhoWindhorse-Retreat-Center-bldg-300x224rse and experience for yourself the beautiful landscape in this wonderful retreat setting!  Let the hustle and bustle of daily life slip away for the day. Take a tour of the retreat house, and 33 acres of rolling hills, forest and meadows surrounded by Kettle Moraine State Forest. Enjoy lunch together, and experience what it’s like to meditate in a hilltop shrine overlooking the land.

Windhorse hosts a wide variety of programming, both as part of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and the peace and sustainability movement. The Windhorse retreat facilities are also available for rental to public and private groups.

Here’s the schedule we’ll “loosely” follow for the upcoming Saturday Open House.

10:00 Arrival and tea/coffee
10:30 Welcome 
11:00 Guided tour of the retreat facility, land tour
12:30 Lunch
2:00   Meditation

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