Contentment in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course
with Seth Bregman & Kathryn Rile
In Contentment in Everyday Life, meditation experience is deepened through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity.
This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Difficult emotions and the challenges of life can be met with gentleness, steadiness, and humor.
The Way of Shambhala Curriculum is designed to be taken in conjunction with Shambhala Training levels I-V. Contentment in Everyday Life is both a companion class to Shambhala Training Level II as well as an excellent introductory course on its own.
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.
There are no prerequisites for this class
Readings for the class will be taken from the following texts. Books are be available for sale in the San Francisco Shambhala bookstore, however it is not necessary to purchase the texts to take the class.
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
The Sanity We Are Born With by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The Myth of Freedom by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chödrön
Program Price $150 at the door, $130 with preregistration and pre-payment.
Patron Price $200
Or pay what you can afford.
Please pre-register online to help us plan for the class.
Brooke: deputy [dot] sfsc [at] gmail [dot] com