Fearlessness in Everyday Life

September 12th—October 10th (2017)

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  • $90.00 Program Price
  • $125.00 Patron Price
Room: Main Shrine Room

This will be an online, facilitated class that will be viewed as a group at the center. Please register below, and pay online to reserve your space.

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear.

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond the emotions of hope and fear to experience equanimity.

The Courses
The courses are weekly, interactive, communal, and create a learning environment where the teachings are intimate and relevant. We train in meditation, and use inquiry, dialogue, and contemplative arts throughout the classes.

Contentment in Everyday Life
Joy in Everyday Life

Shambhala Training Levels I through III are recommended, but not required.

Readings for the class will be taken from the following texts.

Turning the Mind Into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Ruling Your World
by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior
by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Heart of the Buddha
by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The Myth of Freedom
by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Smile at Fear by Pema Chödrön
by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The Heart Sutra by The Nalanda Translation Committee (as found in our daily chant books)

$90 Program Price
$125 Patron Price





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The San Francisco Shambhala Center is funded solely by your membership and program donations. Thank you for your generosity as you consider what you can pay for each program at our Center. We strive to price our programs in a way that accurately reflects the financial need of our Center and the cost to us of producing the program.

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