Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Deborah Zarate & Frank Fischer

September 20th—October 18th (2017)

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  • $110 Program Price
  • $130 Patron Price

Can meditation help us find contentment? No guarantees. It won’t pay our bills. It won’t make us younger or cure our body flaws or chronic ailments (well, actually, it might help with chronic ailments). But by giving our mind a break we could accomplish something useful in our search for contentment: the ability to be friendly to ourselves.

Shambhala Buddhism, based on the wisdom lineages of the Far East, integrates the path of meditation with everyday life, work and social action. Contentment in Everyday Life explores some of the foundational Hinayana Buddhist teachings and their relationship to meditation in action for daily life.

The Shambhala teachings on basic goodness as the primordial ground of every human being 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.

Readings will include the works of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala International and his son, its current head, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.


While this is the second of five classes in the “Everyday Life” series, all are welcome to begin the Way of Shambhala journey beginning September 20 with Contentment in Everyday Life.


We want to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle, please consider what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can. For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a "patron price". Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the cost for others who are not able to pay the full price.

If you have questions about this course, please contact the Way of Shambhala Coordinator, Diana Luepke.