Meditation in Everyday Life
with Virginia Fisher, Susan Giering, Damian Ubriaco
By making a deep connection to the present moment and understanding our mind through the practice of meditation, we can learn to finally make friends with ourselves. Meditation in Everyday Life is a 5-week course that teaches mindfulness meditation and shows us how this practice can improve our daily lives in the most practical sense. We experience what happens when we stop avoiding ourselves and the present moment and practice simply being with whatever is going on in our lives. We learn to cultivate courage and stability in the daily complexities of jobs, responsibilities, relationships, and the everyday desires, concerns and uncertainties we all face.
This is the first class in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. It offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of an enlightened society created through mindfulness-awareness meditation. The stability and wisdom cultivated through meditation practice can expand to benefit the world around us.
In addition to the program fee, there are two recommended books we invite you to purchase for the class (both books are available in the Shambhala Center bookstore and through all major booksellers). Copies of the books are also available for reading in the Center community room.
- Turning the Mind Into An Ally by Sakyong Mipha
- Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa
Class 1: Intro to Meditation: Peaceful Abiding and Basic Goodness
Class 2: Using Mindfulness and Awareness to Gather the Mind and Work with Emotions
Class 3: Overcoming the Obstacles to Meditation
Class 4: Willing to Open: The Genuine Heart of Sadness
Class 5: Meditation as a Transformational Tool for Society: Everyday Life and Enlightened Society
Our Generosity Policy
In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “pay what you can afford” policy. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please decide what works for you and offer whatever you can.
For those who can offer more, we invite you to pay more to help cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.