Meditation in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course

with Kathryn Rile & Susan Arnesen

January 12th—February 9th (2021)

Date details +
    Price.:
  • $130 Program Price
  • $180 Patron Price
  • $90 Other Price
  • Or pay what you can afford. Please write in the amount.
Room: Online Program

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.

The Instructors

Kathryn and SusanKathryn Rile has been a student of Shambhala since 2004. She is the Director of Communications for Northern California Shambhala and works professionally in design and communications for small businesses. Kathryn is a ceramic artist and the mother of two Shambhala Sun Camp graduates.

Susan Arnesen has been studying the dharma for 25 years and practiced with the Shambhala community since 1999. She teaches yoga, is trained in therapeutic body work, and makes a living as a hairstylist.

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
Program price: $130 with preregistration and pre-payment.
Patron price: $180*
Students, seniors, and repeaters: $90 (select other)
Or write-in what you can afford, nobody turned away for lack of funds.

*Paying the patron price creates scholarships for those who cannot afford to pay the full price. 

Registration
Please pre-register and pay online in advance to secure your place and 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. It is not necessary to pay using your PayPal account as it will also process credit card payments.

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, a patron price, as well as a sliding scale option.

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.

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
For information about becoming a San Francisco Shambhala Member, please visit this link.