Contentment in Everyday Life: Stepping onto the Shambhala Path -Starts Wednesday!


Five Wednesdays: Sept. 20-Oct.18; 7:00pm-9:00pm

Can meditation help us find contentment? Giving our mind a break might help us accomplish something useful in our search for contentment: the ability to be friendly to ourselves.

The Shambhala teachings on basic goodness as the primordial ground of every human being will guide and inform the discussion. The class introduces body movement, interpersonal dialogs and guided contemplations, in addition to instruction in mindfulness meditation, talks and discussions.

Click here to learn more and to register. Learn more about the Shambhala Path of practice and study.

Read a Huffington Post article about the class by Lodro Rinzler.



Featured Programs

Contentment in Everyday Life

September 20th—October 18th

Mindful appreciation and gentleness to oneself. Foundational Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Harvest of Peace

September 23rd

Harvest of Peace -- with this year's address by the Sakyong Wangmo. Continue »

Level II - Birth Of a Warrior

October 7th—October 8th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

The Bodhisattva Vow and the Mahayana Path

with Napa Chayaworakul

October 8th—November 5th

“The Bodhisattva Vow is the commitment to put others before oneself. It is a statement of willingness to give up one’s own well-being, even one’s own enlightenment, for the sake of others. Continue »

Shambhala Household Mandala

with Mark Thorpe

October 14th—October 15th

The Shambhala Household Mandala, a path for us to explore how to integrate Shambhala teachings and practices into the mundane yet profound activities of our daily lives. Continue »

Refuge Vows and The Three Jewels

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

October 26th—November 9th

This class is open to anyone who is curious and interested in exploring the topic. Taking refuge marks the student’s formal decision to become a Buddhist. This course is an opportunity to explore what it means to take that step. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Frank Fischer

October 28th

A half day, interactive workshop and introduction to the basics of meditation. Continue »

How Can I help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 1st—December 13th

"How Can I Help" explores our aspirations to help our world: what could it mean to be of benefit to our world? And what are we up against? Continue »

Vajrayana Retreat: Ashe Mahamudra

with Acharya Richard John

December 2nd—December 6th

This five-day program is an intensive practice retreat for all Shambhala tantrikas—those who have attended Sacred World Assembly or Vajrayana Seminary. Continue »

Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Richard John

December 3rd

The Bodhisattva Vow is open to anyone who took the Refuge Vows at least 6 months ago and has a supportive recommendation from one’s meditation instructor. Continue »

Refuge Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Richard John

December 3rd

The Refuge Vow is open to anyone who has the sincere aspiration to take the vow and has practiced meditation for a while. It is recommended that individuals discuss their intention with a meditation instructor and complete this class. Continue »