Way of Shambhala: Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Blessie Hornilla & John Harding

March 30th—April 27th

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    Price:
  • $150 Program Price
  • $120 Member Price
  • $180 Patron Price
Room: West Loop Shambhala Center, 37 N. Carpenter St.

Prerequisite

Joy in Everyday Life

Class Description

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.

This is the fourth course in our core program, The Way of Shambhala, which provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation. This series is designed to be applied to the complexity of our daily lives, and to develop courage and sanity in these troubled times of uncertainty. The Way of Shambhala series offers a structured path of meditation and an introduction to all that Shambhala offers. It also offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our whole society.

Suggested titles and readings:

  • Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa
  • Smile at Fear by Chögyam Trungpa
  • The Myth of Freedom by Chögyam Trungpa
  • Turning the Mind into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham
  • Ruling Your World by Sakyong Mipham
  • The Places that Scare You by Pema Chödrön
  • Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chögyam Trungpa

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