Meditation in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course

with Kathryn Rile & Susan Arnesen

January 14th—February 11th

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    Price.:
  • $130 Program Price
  • $200 Patron Price
Room: Main Shrine Room

With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of your life, bringing greater stability, strength, and clarity.

While meditation has many benefits, establishing a consistent personal practice can be extremely challenging for both new and experienced meditators alike.

This five-week Mindfulness Meditation program is designed to help new meditators develop a regular practice and bring the benefits of mindfulness meditation to their daily lives. As we begin to practice on a regular basis, we learn to relax and simply be with whatever is going on in our lives. Over time, this meditation helps us to cultivate courage, humor, and stability in the face of daily complexities of jobs, relationships, and all aspects of daily life.

Meditation in Everyday Life combines technique and understanding of meditation practice in a setting of support and community to provide you with everything you need to build a healthy, strong meditation practice.

Give yourself the gift of meditation and infuse your life and the lives of those around you with compassion, caring, and kindness.

The Way of Shambhala
This is the first course in our core curriculum, The Way of Shambhala, which provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation and the Shambhala Buddhist teachings of compassion and confidence in a challenging world.

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

Kathryn Rile has been a student of Shambhala for over 15 years. She is the Director of Communications for Northern California Shambhala and works professionally in design and communications for small businesses. Kathyrn is a ceramic artist and the mother of two Shambhala Sun Camp graduates.

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this class. Everyone is welcome.

Readings
Readings for the class are from the following texts. It is not necessary to purchase the texts to take the class.

Turning the Mind Into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Price
$150 at the door
$130 with preregistration and online pre-payment.
$200 Patron Price (contributes to scholarships)

Or pay what you can afford. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. 

Registration
Please pre-register online to help us plan for the class.

Contact
For questions, contact: info [at] sfshambhala [dot] org

 

 

 

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Our program policy has changed to reflect the current situation with online programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration
Please register and pay online in advance of the program to make certain you receive all communications including the link for the program

Our online payment system is set up to accept one payment amount through paypal. The San Francisco Shambhala Center accepts cash, credit cards and checks at the registration desk.

Generosity Policy
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.

We are committed to offering our programs to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. Most programs include a base program price as well as a sliding scale.

If you need to reach a member of the Shambhala Center Staff, email info [at] sfshambhala [dot] org with your inquiry.

What is the Patron Price?
The other aspect of our Generosity Policy is our Patron Price. Those who are able to offer more than the regular program price can select the Patron Price option.  By selecting this option, your generosity is helping to cover the costs of those who may not be able to pay the full price of the program. Thank you for your consideration, and for helping all to receive the treasure of the Shambhala Dharma.

We appreciate you registering and paying online. This helps us not only to plan for the program, but speeds up the registration line on the day of the program.

Work Study
We depend on volunteers to make all of our programs happen. If you are interested in offering your support in this way, please contact info [at] sfshambhala [dot] org. We would be very grateful. Please note that we have limited work-study options for online programs.

Refund Policy
If you are unable to attend a program for which you have pre-registered and paid, and contact us to cancel participation at least one week (7 calendar days) prior to the start of the program, you are entitled to either receive a refund less the cost of processing the payment, or you can apply the full payment amount to the cost of an upcoming program of your choice.

If you cancel your participation within the week prior to the program, you can apply those funds to another upcoming program of your choice.

No refunds will be given for cancellations after a program has begun.

Non Discrimination
The San Francisco Shambhala Center is open to everyone, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

Membership
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